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China Won’t Supply Russia With Military Equipment After U.S. Warnings

President Joe Biden meets with China's President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2021. The pair held a nearly two-hour video call on March 18 on the Ukraine invasion. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
President Joe Biden meets with China’s President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2021. The pair held a nearly two-hour video call on March 18 on the Ukraine invasion. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

China isn’t considering supplying Russia with military equipment or providing financial support to aid Moscow’s forces in the Ukraine invasion, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang said in an interview that aired on Sunday.

“There’s a disinformation about China providing military assistance to Russia. We reject that…,” said Gang, when pressed on the issue during an interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation.

Gang, China’s top diplomat in Washington, made the remarks after host Margaret Brennan asked whether Beijing intends to “give a lifeline to Vladimir Putin” in the Ukraine invasion, which began on February 24.

“China stands for peace, opposes war. China is a peace-loving country. We hate to see the situation over Ukraine come to today’s, you know, like this and we call for immediate ceasefire and we are promoting peace talks,” he said.

Gang noted that China is providing Russia with humanitarian assistance, including “foods, medicine, sleeping bags and the baby formula.”

“Not weapons and ammunition to any party and we are against a war, as I said, you know, we will do everything to deescalate the crisis,” he added.

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