Vague China and Misleading Russia
Five points to understand what is happening in Eastern Europe – and what could change in the lives of all of us.
1 – Chinese misconceptions
At the EU-China summit, the EU warned Beijing against allowing Moscow to circumvent sanctions in response to the invasion of Ukraine. At the meeting, China promised that Ukraine would seek peace, but “in its own way”. Earlier in the day, the Chinese diplomat assured that the Beijing government was not deliberately avoiding sanctions against Russia. A day after the China-EU virtual meeting, Director General of the Chinese Foreign Ministry for European Affairs Wang Ludong said that China contributes to the global economy by conducting normal trade with China. Russia. “China is not part of the crisis in Ukraine. We don’t think our regular trade with any other country should be affected. » There is a risk of compromised industrial chain and globalization. And the economy too. Ordered.Wang Ledong said Ukraine, Iran and other countries were “points of cooperation” not friction. And China is also opposed to NATO enlargement. Chinese diplomacy has accused Washington of inciting war in Ukraine and said NATO should have been disbanded after the collapse of the Soviet Union. “As the main culprits and provocateurs of the Ukraine crisis, the United States has led NATO’s five-stage eastward expansion over the past two decades. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said. “The number of NATO members increased from 16 to 30, and the federation expanded eastward, covering another 1,000 kilometers, gradually diverting Russia, against a wall, to places near the border Russian.” This indicates that Beijing has a vision to join Moscow – and has not failed to create some kind of indirect support for Russia’s position to prevent Ukraine’s entry into NATO.
2 – Metzola in kyiv unites Europe to the struggle of Ukrainians
Roberto Metzola traveled to kyiv with Selensky and the Ukrainian delegation to recognize that Europe stood with Ukraine and that this was a struggle not only for the Ukrainian people but for all those who would defend European values. Metzola was the first representative of a European company to visit Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24. The Maltese leader was clear in pointing to the goal of Russian zero gas in Europe. The sudden visit of the President of the European Parliament was a “strong signal of political support”, declared Denis Schmidt. Metzola spoke with Ukraine’s prime minister in Kyiv about the need to “go further” in sanctions against Russia to stop the “unjust and unacceptable” military invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine’s prime minister assured Metzola that his country was “fully prepared for the next step on the road to EU” and thanked “world aid” in terms of financial, military and humanitarian assistance. Metzola underlined: “The regression and the courage of the Ukrainians inspired the world. I am in kyiv to deliver the message of hope. We are with you. We will help you rebuild your towns and villages once this illegal, unprovoked and unnecessary war is over. We will now provide additional financial, military and humanitarian assistance. “Will increase”.
3 – The Mystery of Belgorod
The Russian Defense Ministry has accused Ukraine of being the mastermind behind two Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopters which occupied Russian airspace at low altitude. The Ukrainian government has denied the allegations. The missiles, launched by the Mi-24, hit an oil storage depot for civilian transport on the outskirts of Belgorod, near the Russian-Ukrainian border, causing a major fire. Belgorod is located about 30 kilometers from the Ukrainian border and 70 kilometers from Kharkiv, the most important city in eastern Ukraine under siege by the Russians. In response to the Ukrainian invasion of Russian territory, the Kremlin announced This incident will affect the negotiations End the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is the first such attack, as Russia has repeatedly claimed it was carried out by the Ukrainian Air Force. The Ukrainian denial was formulated as follows: “Ukraine cannot be held responsible for all errors, disasters and events that occur on Russian territory. “Currently, the Ukrainian government is taking defensive measures to thwart the Russian military occupation of Ukraine.” Although no casualties were reported in the attack, around 50 people were evacuated. Emergency services said the fire had spread to eight tanks with a capacity of 2,000 cubic meters each.
4 – “Great wars” near kyiv
Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko has revealed that “massive” wars are taking place in the north and east of the Ukrainian capital. “The risk of dying (in Kyiv) is very high, so I advise anyone who wants to come back to wait a bit.”Clichy, quoted by Reuters, appealed.
The governor of the Kyiv region said yesterday that Russian forces were retreating to some areas around the capital, but strengthening their positions in others.
5 – Let’s look at the mycelium
Once the connection with Donbass was achieved by Mariupol, reaching Odessa to close the southern corridor was one of the main Russian objectives.
In this sense, it is important to understand whether in the coming days the Russian military plan will try to control Odessa. Currently, the third largest city in Ukraine, the largest port and many of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine are highly protected.
Ukrainian troops were able to stop the Russian advance in the Gershon region. At least 10 villages will be liberated and reoccupied by kyiv. It remains to be seen whether Russian troops will be able to cross the Kersan and head south into Mykoliv – the last Ukrainian defense before Odessa. At least 27 people were killed in a Russian attack on an administrative building in Mykolaiv.