The United States has criticized China for its Russia policy, accusing the communist nation “of investing in close ties with Russia”.
“China claims to be neutral, but its behavior clearly shows that it still invests in close ties with Russia,” the US State Department said after President Xi Jinping spoke with Putin and assured the his country’s support for Russia’s “sovereignty and security”.
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The State Department said it was “closely monitoring China’s activity.”
“Nations that side with Vladimir Putin will inevitably find themselves on the wrong side of history…Now is not the time to equivocate or hide or wait to see what happens next. It is already clear what is happening,” the US State Department said. said in a stern message.
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Meanwhile, the Biden administration unveiled a billion-dollar weapons package for Ukraine, including anti-ship defense systems, advanced rocket systems and anti-tank systems.
US General Mark Milley said ten long-range rocket artillery systems would be delivered to Ukraine within weeks, adding that “they should be able to eliminate a significant number of targets and that will make the difference”.
Milley said, “The Russians probably lost between 20 and 30 percent of their armored strength.”
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