NATO threatens China if it sends weapons to Russia

Edited by Beatriz Montes de Oca
2023-04-05 18:44:29


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned China of "serious consequences" if the Asian country sends military material to Russia


Havana, April 5 (RHC) The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, said on Wednesday that the shipment of Chinese military material to Russia, amid the conflict in Ukraine, would have serious consequences.

At a press conference, after the meeting of the NATO foreign ministers in Brussels, the head of that military bloc acknowledged that the Atlantic alliance has no confirmation so far that China has delivered weapons to Moscow during the development of the special military operation in Ukraine, but said they are closely monitoring the situation.

In contrast to those statements, the day before, Washington just announced the details of a new tranche of military aid to Ukraine worth 2.6 billion dollars, which includes ammunition for the patriot air defense system, as well as general ammunition and anti-tank missiles.

According to data from that alliance in December 2022, the United Kingdom had supplied weapons to Ukraine worth 4 thousand 100 million euros, and Germany, for two thousand 300 million, while other members of the bloc such as Poland and Slovakia have just sent planes of combat Mig 29.

Since last year, NATO pointed to China as a challenge in its strategic concept and everything now seems to revolve around that objective, political analysts say today.

Last February, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Russian Federal Assembly that the West had supplied Ukraine with weapons even before the special military operation, and already back then, they received heavy artillery and air defense systems.

The NATO threat comes days after a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jingpin to Russia. Following the summit, both countries issued a joint statement on deepening comprehensive partnership and strategic interaction in a new era.


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