(RightWing.org) – On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an unprovoked attack into Ukraine under the premise of de-Nazifying the country. Not long after, nations around the world began monetary sanctions against his country. Additionally, the United Nations (UN) passed a nonbinding resolution on March 2 of that year calling on Russia to “completely and unconditionally withdraw” its troops — 141 countries voted in favor, five against, and 35 abstained, including the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
The one-year anniversary of the invasion has just passed, and most experts believe heavy fighting will resume during the coming spring season. Now, US intelligence agencies have broken some disturbing news.
A New Source of Weapons
The Americans, along with other NATO governments, have been supplying the forces of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with weapons systems and ammunition in support of their fight. However, President Joe Biden has “slow rolled critical US military weapons” and refused repeated requests from the defenders for F-16 fighters, which is “a real blunder,” according to Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Criticisms of Biden will likely increase if CIA Director William Burns is correct in the assessment he shared while appearing on “Face the Nation” on CBS on Sunday, February 26. Host Margaret Brennan asked about the possibility that Chinese President Xi Jinping could change his mind and decide to send military aid to his fellow Communist country.
Burns replied, “we’re confident the Chinese leadership is considering the provision of lethal equipment,” though he did say they do not believe a final decision has been made nor that any shipments had been sent. He believes that is the reason why Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have bluntly warned Xi about the ramifications of taking such an action.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a 12-point plan on February 24 for a “political settlement of the Ukraine crisis.” An exclusive analysis of the plan in the Wall Street Journal points out that it’s just a recycling of their previous talking points, but did not condemn the invasion, issue a plea for an immediate cease-fire, or offer any kind of mediation.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) news outlet Global Times published an opinion piece that says, except for French President Emmanuel Macron, Western leaders “have blithely rejected the best chance of peace” that their plan provides. As for the Russians, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the state-run outlet TASS that Moscow had already put forward similar proposals that were ignored, and so “the special military operation will continue until the goal is attained.”
The PRC’s sincerity in its desire for peace between Ukraine and Russia has left some world leaders, such as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, somewhat underwhelmed. That may be because German news outlet DER SPIEGEL broke a story indicating a Chinese defense firm has agreed to develop and provide Moscow with 100 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) similar to the ones they have imported from Iran and used on civilian infrastructure.
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