BEIJING, April 29. /TASS/. European countries should learn a lesson from events in Ukraine and realize that real conflicting sides there are not Moscow and Kiev but Russia and the US represented by NATO, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a briefing on Friday.
"The EU indeed needs to reconsider the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. My colleagues and I have repeatedly stressed that from the outside it may seem like a conflict between Russia and Ukraine, however, the actual sides of the conflict are Russia and the US which is represented by NATO," he said.
"The EU needs to think about the following: who benefits from this war the most, who serves as the theater of military operations and who loses the most from this war," the diplomat added.
"We hope that Europe will arrive at China’s independent assessment, will begin to conduct independent policy with regards to China and together with the Chinese side will facilitate the stable and steady development of bilateral relations," the spokesman concluded.