Xi Jinping and the Chinese leadership have been cautiously waiting to make any comments during the weekend’s stormy events. The first official Chinese report on what happened in Russia came on Sunday, after the fall of Yevgeny Prigozhin’s rebellion, in what the Chinese Foreign Ministry classified as Russia’s internal affairs. “As Russia’s friendly neighbor and comprehensive strategic partner in the integration of the new era, China supports Russia in maintaining national stability and achieving development and prosperity,” their statement said.
Not only did the Chinese leadership wait for the mutiny to die down with its cautiously silent statement, but also a statement from Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Ruyenko, who personally briefed the Chinese leadership on Sunday in Beijing on the situation, including Prigozhin. The instigator of the revolt voluntarily retreated in return for the free retreat of his troops. Exiled in Belarus. In its one-sentence summary, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Rukyenko met with Foreign Minister Chin Kang “about Sino-Russian relations and international and regional issues of common concern.” The Russian Foreign Ministry added that the meeting was a “private consultation”.
According to the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry, “the Chinese side expressed its support for the efforts of the leadership of the Russian Federation to stabilize the situation in the country after the events of June 24, and confirmed further unity and further prosperity. Russia is in its interest.” Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Ma Gao-hu, the same rank who officially received Ruenko, assured his counterpart that under the leadership of Xi and Putin, mutual trust and cooperation between the two countries will continue, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Strengthened. “In the complicated and frustrating international situation, it is necessary to follow the consensus formed between the two leaders and hold timely talks to ensure a stable and long-term relationship between the two countries and safeguard commonalities,” Ma added. Bilateral Interests”.
China has been following a cautious policy since the outbreak of war in Ukraine. In the international arena, it insists on its neutrality, but at the same time is not ready to condemn the Russian aggression, despite the fact that it continues to insist on the territorial non-interference policy of the countries, only in view of its territorial claims. Taiwan Meanwhile, his companies are trying to fill the vacuum created by the withdrawal of Western companies from the Russian market, but – although reports from US intelligence indicate that they are operating on a small scale – they do not provide a significant military presence. Aid to Russia. (via CNN)