Posted 21 февраля 16:00

Published 21 февраля 16:00

Modified 21 февраля 17:35

Updated 21 февраля 17:35

Borrel explained to China why it is not allowed to supply weapons to Russia, but is allowed to supply to Ukraine

21 февраля 2023, 16:00
The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrel, on the sidelines of the Munich Conference, explained to Wang Yi, a member of the Politbureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, why it is not worth supplying weapons to Russia. Wang Yi asked why China cannot supply weapons to Moscow if Brussels regularly supplies them to Kiev.
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"By the way, he asked: "Why do you worry that I can give weapons to Russia if you give weapons to Ukraine?"", — quoted Wang And Josep Borrel.

He added that he had to explain the big difference in the threat posed by the conflict in Ukraine. Wang Yi assured that China does not intend to supply weapons to Russia.

Earlier on Tuesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed concerns about the supply of weapons to Russia from China. Prior to that, Josep Borrel also warned China against this step.

Earlier, the United States accused China of secretly supplying "non-lethal military assistance" to Russia. In particular, we can talk about the supply of military uniforms and body armor. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken did not rule out that China could start supplying weapons to Russia. The US has threatened the country with the loss of foreign investment if this happens.