Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Russia, China ties will only get stronger, says Sergey Lavrov

Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov

Russia’s cooperation with China will only “get stronger” is the word of its foreign minister Sergey Lavrov in view of mounting sanctions on his country. 

Lavrov, during a media event, said: “At a time when the west is blatantly undermining all the foundations on which the international system is based, we — as two great powers — need to think how to carry on in this world,” reported CNN.

A similar view was echoed at an event in Beijing on Saturday when Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said Western sanctions against Russia were getting “more and more outrageous.”

Although China has expressed concern about the war in Ukraine, it has avoided condemning the Russian invasion. 

Lavrov meanwhile said that Russia hopes its military operation in Ukraine will end with a “comprehensive agreement” on security issues and Ukraine agreeing to a neutral status. He said Moscow is “ready” to look for guarantees of security and “to coordinate them for Ukraine, for the Europeans and, of course, for ourselves beyond the expansion of the North-Atlantic Treaty.”

On several occasions, China has backed Russia’s claim that Ukraine was running chemical and biological weapons labs with US assistance. Notably, Beijing fuelled Moscow’s claims that the US is funding research into the development of biological weapons in Ukraine and called for an investigation.

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