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US thinks China still undecided about military support for Russia — White House

This statement was made by the coordinator of the US National Security Council for strategic communications, John Kirby

WASHINGTON, March 3. /TASS/. The US administration thinks that China has not made a decision on possible weapons and munitions supplies to Russia, which is conducting a special military operation in Ukraine, US National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby told a press briefing on Thursday.

When asked whether China, which has signed a number of defense agreements during Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Beijing, could transfer military aid to Russia via Belarus, he said, "We haven’t seen the Chinese make this decision. We don’t think they’ve taken it off the table, but we haven’t seen them make a decision to go forward."

"We’ve communicated privately, certainly publicly, our concerns about that. We believe it would — it’s not in China’s best interests to move forward in that regard. And they should see it the same way," he noted. "I just don’t think it’s helpful right now to hypothesize about what — you know, what consequences might result."

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said earlier that China’s authorities would not tolerate US threats and pressure over alleged military support for Moscow.