In response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Chinese officials have extended assistance. Ukraine has been given 50 million yuan (about $7.91 million) of food grains and other daily necessities by China. However, it has continued to oppose economic sanctions against Russia due to its military actions in Eastern Europe.
The first aid shipment to Ukraine has been delivered, Zhao Lijian told the media, and the second will be delivered shortly.
The Chinese government generally supports Russia, and Zhao stated that Beijing opposes economic sanctions against Moscow.
Zhao Lijian, the spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said the aid, which includes food and everyday items, was at Ukraine’s request and will be distributed to the Red Cross “as soon as possible.”
In the daily press conference, Zhao said that every time the ban is lifted, it not only damages the economy of the country and the livelihood of the people, but it also disrupts the peace and security of the country.
The two countries will continue their normal cooperation in business, including oil and gas, based on respect, equality, and mutual benefit, he said.
For China, US involvement in the conflict was due to Washington’s failure to adequately address Russia’s legitimate concerns over NATO expansion.