US says China considering arming Russia in Ukraine war

  • The United States accused China of considering arming Russia in its war against Ukraine, ratcheting up tensions as the conflict hits its one-year mark this week.
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken levelled the allegations as US-Chinese relations have been further tested by Washington’s shooting down this month of what it said was a large Chinese spy balloon.
  • Blinken told CBS that China was now “considering providing lethal support” to Moscow ranging “from ammunition to the weapons themselves”.
  • He made similar comments in a series of interviews from Germany, where on Saturday he attended the Munich Security Conference and met with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi.
  • There have been concerns China is deepening ties with Russia despite the conflict – but Wang insisted that Beijing was playing a constructive role, and would support dialogue and potential peace talks.
  • Blinken’s meeting with Wang did not appear to smooth over recent friction.

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