China decisive enabler of Russia’s war against Ukraine: NATO

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NATO warns China against supply of dual-use military supplies to Russia

By Our Special Correspondent

New Delhi, July 11: NATO has accused China of being a “decisive enabler of Russia’s war in Ukraine”. In a statement issued after the Washington Summit on Thursday, NATO warned China against “enabling the largest war in Europe”.

“The PRC (People’s Republic of China) has become a decisive enabler of Russia’s war against Ukraine through its so-called ‘no limits’ partnership and its large-scale support for Russia’s defence industrial base,” said NATO in the statement.

The Washington summit of NATO sought a collective resolve to strengthen the military support of Ukraine against Russia in the ongoing war. The Russia’s war against Ukraine has entered the third year now.

“We call on the PRC, as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council with a particular responsibility to uphold the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, to cease all material and political support to Russia’s war effort,” added the NATO in the statement.

The western block-military alliance also underlined that China must desist from “transfer of dual-use materials, such as weapons components, equipment, and raw materials that serve as inputs for Russia’s defence sector”.

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In an unequivocal condemnation of China, the NATO said: “The PRC cannot enable the largest war in Europe in recent history without this negatively impacting its interests and reputation.”

The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) stated ambitions and coercive policies continue to challenge our interests, security and values, said the NATO. “The deepening strategic partnership between Russia and the PRC and their mutually reinforcing attempts to undercut and reshape the rules-based international order, are a cause for profound concern. We are confronted by hybrid, cyber, space, and other threats and malicious activities from state and non-state actors,” added the statement of the NATO.

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The alleged support of China in the war efforts has been drawing condemnation of the US for the past few months. The US Secretary of the State Antony Blinken during his Beijing visit recently had warned China against extending military support to Russia. The US has been expanding the list of the Chinese firms added the sanctions for their roles in supporting the Russian war efforts in Ukraine.

However, the US has stayed away from going an extra mile in executing threats into actions against China for Beijing’s support to Moscow. Russia and China bilateral trade has multiplied in the wake of the Ukraine War as per several reports.

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