China calls NATO claims of backing Russia ‘disinformation’

SpaceWar.com reports: “Beijing on Thursday accused the NATO chief of ‘spreading disinformation’ with claims that China has backed Russia’s war against Ukraine, amid growing international pressure to distance itself from Moscow.

China has refused to condemn close ally Russia over the bloody invasion of Ukraine and lagged behind many other countries in providing humanitarian aid to the war-stricken country.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday accused China of giving political backing to Russia as it invades Ukraine by ‘spreading blatant lies’, and warned Beijing against providing material support to Moscow’s war effort.

China must ‘live up to its responsibilities as a member of the UN Security Council, refrain from supporting Russia’s war effort, and join the rest of the world in calling for an immediate, peaceful end to this war,’ he said.

But Beijing’s foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that ‘accusing China of spreading false information about Ukraine is itself spreading disinformation’.

‘China’s position is consistent with the wishes of most countries… any unwarranted accusations and suspicions against China will be defeated,’ he said at a routine briefing Thursday…”

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