US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in an interview with his country's CBS television on February 19, accused China of fueling the war in Ukraine.
Blinken said that American intelligence has received information that China is considering supplying arms and ammunition to Russia. US Minister Blinken said, "Chinese companies are currently providing 'non-lethal' support to the Russian defense industry. The Beijing administration has shown that 'lethal' weapons and ammunition can be directly supplied. This will cause a serious prolem in our relations."
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Vinbin responded to these allegations. Vang advocates that the United States is "the war's greatest source of weapons". Recalling that US President Joe Biden announced during his visit to Kyiv that an additional $500 million worth of military aid would be given to Ukraine, Spokesperson Vang said, "Washington is not a 'defender of peace', it is the one who caused turmoil. There is a lot of evidence in this direction. We wonder what their purpose is in accusing us. Does it fit their conscience to watch defense industry companies fill their pockets while they say they want to bring peace to the world?"
Vang stated that the Sino-Russian relations, which he describes as a "comprehensive strategic coordination partnership", are based on the principles of "not forming alliances", "not confronting" and "not targeting third parties". Vang Vinbin said, "We do not accept the US blaming and putting pressure on us for our relations with Russia. Let the US think about what they are doing, not fuel the fire and stop trying to profit from the conflict. We have seen that the US implements the strategy of 'continue the war until the last Afghan remains' in Afghanistan, In Ukraine, they want 'fighting until the last Ukrainian remains?"