China is dissatisfied with Kremlin's nuclear threats
China is both surprised and even somewhat embarrassed by the course of the Russian war.
This was reported by Reuters.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said during the Association of East Asian Nations summit in Cambodia that threats to use nuclear weapons were irresponsible.
Reuters cited a senior US official as saying on condition of anonymity that the Chinese representative had spoken about the policy towards Ukraine:
Li Keqiang put a clear emphasis on sovereignty, on the irresponsibility of nuclear threats, on the need to ensure that nuclear weapons are not used in the way that some have hinted at. He said there was certainly some discomfort in Beijing over what we have seen in terms of reckless rhetoric and activity from Russia.
According to the US official, China is "both surprised and even somewhat embarrassed by the course of the Russian war".
It is worth recalling that China had previously promised Yanukovich nuclear protection for Ukraine.
In December 2013, a treaty was signed in which China promised not to use its nuclear weapons against Ukraine and to protect the country if others use such weapons against it.