(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The day after Russian troops entered the eastern Ukrainian territories of Donetsk and Luhansk and two days before Russia launched its invasion, China advised its citizens living in Ukraine to stockpile rations.
The Chinese Embassy in Kyiv instructed its citizens to avoid “unstable areas” and monitor official information from Beijing. The embassy and its consulate in Odessa, however, were remaining open.
The notice instructed Chinese citizens in Ukraine to take safety precautions, stock up on necessities and “strengthen contacts with local overseas Chinese associations” for help.
In a press conference from Beijing on Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Beijing would keep the embassy open so it could remain in contact with Chinese nationals in Ukraine and provide timely protection and assistance.
The week before, China’s foreign ministry said its Ukraine embassy would continue normal operations and accused the United States of exaggerating the threat of war.
Wang would not say whether China would support Russia’s official recognition of independence for Donetsk and Luhansk. Telling reporters that the situation in Ukraine is complex, Wang called for restraint and dialogue and urged for the avoidance of further escalation.
On Friday, the United Nations Security Council’s resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was vetoed by Russia while China abstained from the vote.
Also abstaining were the United Arab Emirates and India. The remaining 11 Security Council members voted in favor of the resolution.
With Russia’s veto, the draft resolution is now expected to be taken up by the entire 193-member UN General Assembly.
Also on Friday, the New York Times reported that, in an attempt to gain Chinese support in pressuring Russia not to invade Ukraine, senior Biden administration officials shared with the Chinese intelligence on Russia’s troop build-up.
And China passed that intelligence along to the Kremlin.
Great work, guys!
According to the Times report, Chinese officials presented the US intelligence and told the Kremlin that the United States was trying to “sow discord.” China assured Moscow that it would not attempt to impede any plans or actions Russia had in the works.