Blinken promised an extension of sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals supporting Russia
The United States intends to initiate the expansion of sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals supporting Russia without unnecessary deliberation. Harsh consequences for Beijing were promised by U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, RIA Novosti reported.
“We have warned China very clearly about the consequences of supporting [Moscow with arms and equipment]. We will not hesitate to target companies and individuals who violate our sanctions or otherwise support Russia [in the context of the conflict in Ukraine],” the secretary of state said.
Earlier, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said Beijing protested the U.S. sanctions that have been imposed on Chinese companies that continue to operate in Russia. “We are extremely unhappy with such actions and strongly protest. China will continue to take necessary measures to protect the legitimate rights of Chinese enterprises,” she said.
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