There are indications that China is considering deadly help to Russia in its struggle towards Ukraine, the Pentagon mentioned, becoming a member of the Biden Administration’s refrain that there could be penalties to such a transfer by Beijing.
“There are indications that they are contemplating that. Again, I’m not going to have any further information in that regard or any additional intelligence to talk about beyond the fact that they haven’t taken it off the table. And so, we want to be crystal-clear that that would be a poor decision, should they decide to do that,” Brigadier General Pat Ryder, Pentagon Press Secretary, informed reporters at a information convention.
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This is one thing that the Pentagon goes to intently monitor, he mentioned.
“Let’s not forget about what the consequences are if they do. It will extend this conflict needlessly, it will result in more innocent lives lost as Russia continues to wage its campaign against Ukrainian citizens,” he mentioned.
Responding to a query, Mr. Ryder mentioned, “If China were to provide aid, lethal aid” to Russia it will considerably or has the potential to considerably prolong this battle and once more, help Russia’s intention of eliminating Ukraine as a rustic.
Noting that in the end that is a call for China to make, Mr. Ryder mentioned the query is does China as a nation wish to put itself within the camp of these international locations that want to get rid of Ukraine as a nation and kill harmless individuals or do they wish to do what they are saying they’re all about, which is respecting the sovereignty of all international locations.