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US is biggest source of weaponry for battlefield in Ukraine: FM spokesperson

Source: Xinhua | 2023-02-22
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US is biggest source of weaponry for battlefield in Ukraine: FM spokesperson

BEIJING, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday refuted a false claim by certain U.S. officials, saying there are more than enough facts to show the true nature of the United States as a source of trouble rather than "defender of peace" for the world.

Noting the United States is the biggest source of weaponry for the battlefield in Ukraine, spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a daily press briefing that just yesterday, the U.S. side announced a further 500 million U.S. dollars worth of military aid to Ukraine.

"It makes people wonder what the United States is up to by falsely claiming that China is offering weapons, and whether the United States finds it conscionable to tell the world it wants peace and yet sits and watches its defense industry lining up their pocket," Wang said.

"We all saw what the United States did in Afghanistan with its strategy of 'fighting to the last Afghan.' Does it now want Ukraine to 'fight till the last Ukrainian'?" he said.

Wang stressed that the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination is built on the basis of non-alliance, non-confrontation and non-targeting of any third party, which is within the sovereign right of any two independent states.

"We do not accept the U.S.'s finger-pointing or even coercion targeting China-Russia relations," he added.

The United States should seriously reflect on what it has done, stop fanning the flames or profiting from it, and stay truly committed to promoting peace talks as China has been doing, Wang said.

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