US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns demanded that Beijing stop blaming Western countries and, in particular, NATO for the conflict in Ukraine, calling this point of view “deceitful” and pro-Russian.
“I hope Chinese Foreign Ministry officials stop accusing NATO of starting the conflict. This is Russian propaganda. I also hope they stop spreading false claims about American biological weapons labs that don’t really exist in Ukraine,” he said on forum at Tsinghua University, answering a question about China’s role in resolving the conflict in Ukraine.
The Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov also attended the forum. Speaking to Burns, he thanked the PRC “for a balanced and balanced approach,” and also expressed the hope that “Beijing will be able to influence Ukraine’s neighbors so that they take a more realistic position on the issue of resolving the conflict.”
As Chinese President Xi Jinping said earlier, Beijing takes an independent position on the Ukrainian issue, “taking into account the facts and historical realities,” and is ready to assist in resolving the crisis. The head of the country, in particular, informed Russian President Vladimir Putin about this during a telephone conversation in mid-June.