Indeed, the World Is Watching

Official White House Photo by Chandler West

The White House has warned that China will face “significant consequences” if it decides to help Russia against Ukraine economically or militarily. The White House has warned Beijing against providing economic aid to Russia as Russia’s war with Ukraine escalates.

Washington has warned Beijing not to help Russia in Ukraine, saying there will be “consequences” if Beijing supports Moscow’s military efforts. Russia has asked China for military and economic aid for the war in Ukraine, hours after the White House warned of serious “consequences” if Beijing offered help, US media reported on Sunday. Moscow evades sanctions.

The White House said there will be “consequences” if China provides aid to Russia amid its multi-front war on Ukraine, warning that “the world is watching closely.”  U.S. intelligence officials said Russia asked China for military and economic aid following its invasion of Ukraine. In an attempt to protect intelligence sources, U.S. officials have been reluctant to detail what type of aid is being sought.

“There are a range of sanctions we obviously have in place and we watch, of course, if there’s a violation of those and we also watch if there is support provided for the military invasion of another country,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.

“We’re going to be watching closely, and make clear that it’s not just us,” Psaki continued. “The decisions that China makes are going to be watched by the world.” Psaki said that, at this point, “any potential impacts or consequences” will be discussed “through private diplomatic channels.”

“The world is watching closely,” Psaki said. “There will be consequences should they violate our sanctions.”

Psaki’s comments come after White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan met with the director of Chinese Foreign Affairs Commission Yang Jiechi Monday in Rome, Italy, for an “intense seven-hour session.”  ‘Fox News

 A U.S. official said Russia has requested military equipment from China to use in its invasion of Ukraine, a request that heightened tensions over the ongoing war ahead of a meeting in Rome Monday between senior advisers to the U.S. and Chinese governments. ongoing war meeting Monday in Rome between the top US and Chinese government aides in Rome.

Russia requested military equipment from China after the attack, prompting White House concerns that China could undermine Western efforts to help Ukrainian forces protect them, several U.S. officials said Sunday. Over the weekend, U.S. officials said they had information that Russia had requested military support from China, including drones, as its aggression in Ukraine progressed more slowly than the Kremlin expected.

The United States told its allies in Europe and Asia that China has signaled its willingness to provide military support to Russia in its ongoing unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the Financial Times reported on Monday. However, the White House National Security Council declined to comment on reports that Moscow had requested military equipment from China after the invasion of Ukraine.

Washington reportedly told diplomatic allies that Beijing had expressed its readiness to provide military assistance to Russia. Reuters reported on Monday that the US warning about Beijing’s offer of aid to the Russian government was transmitted to allies via a secure diplomatic cable and was based on the assumption that China would deny the plans. The White House said countries around the world are watching China’s response to Russia’s request for help in its war against Ukraine, Russia in its war against Ukraine, but it will not heed Beijing’s warnings.

God Bless America, God Bless the Veterans

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.