‘Absolute red line’: EU official warns China towards supplying weapons to Russia2 min read
A European Union (EU) official warned China of sanctions towards supplying weapons to Russia because it continues to combat in Ukraine.
Washington,UPDATED: Mar 4, 2023 08:09 IST
An attendant walks previous EU and China flags forward of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China June 25, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)
By India Today World Desk: A senior European Union (EU) official on Friday mentioned that the 27-nation bloc would reply with sanctions if China offers weapons to Russia in its warfare with Ukraine.
Calling it an absolute “red line”, the EU official warned China towards supplying weapons to Russia, Reuters reported.
The feedback echo remarks by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz who additionally warned Beijing towards offering such assist to Moscow because it continues to combat in Ukraine.
In a speech to the German parliament, Scholz mentioned, “Don’t deliver any weapons to the aggressor Russia”.
While China denied any intention to arm Russia, US National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby on Friday mentioned that the previous may nonetheless take the escalatory step of offering deadly navy assist to Russia, in line with CNN.
Noting that the administration nonetheless does not “believe that they’ve made the decision to move forward”, Kirby told CNN, “We don’t believe they’ve taken it off the table”.
Europe’s prime diplomat additionally mentioned the West must be vigilant in terms of assist for Russia from China, after US officers warned that Beijing may very well be about to ship deadly weapons to Moscow.
Mar 4, 2023