Wendy Sherman noted that Beijing sees well what is happening with the Russian Federation.
US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman in Brussels.
“President Biden spoke directly to Xi Jinping, Jake Sullivan, our national security adviser, to Yang Jiechi, and Blinken to Foreign Minister Wang Yi. what we have done in terms of sanctions, export controls on Russia, this should give them an idea of what we can do if China really provides material support to the Russian Federation.China is already doing things that do not improve the situation.Beijing seeks to undermine the very system, from which he won,” Sherman said.
At the same time, she condemned the human rights situation in China, the economic pressure on Lithuania and European companies such as H&M, as well as allegations of “foul play”, including the theft of trade secrets and intellectual property.
Earlier, other senior US officials warned that Washington would punish Beijing if it is found to be helping Russian President Vladimir Putin in the war against Ukraine.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, CIA Director Nicholas Burns and Sherman herself have all warned in recent weeks that China would face significant costs if such aid were to be provided, in a dramatic shift in Washington’s tone.
In addition, Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Duleep Singh said that the White House sees signs that the People’s Liberation Army of China is supporting the Russian Armed Forces through a number of direct and indirect channels.
As UNIAN previously reported, state oil refineries Chinese companies avoid new contracts with Russia for the processing of raw materials. However, they are going to fulfill the conditions under existing contracts.
March 17 The National Bank of Ukraine turned to Chinese payment systems China UnionPay and UnionPay International with a call to exit the Russian payment market. In particular, the NBU urged to stop servicing all transactions with China UnionPay and UnionPay International payment cards both on the territory of the Russian Federation and issued by banks from the Russian Federation outside of it.
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