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China Blasts U.S. for Pushing “Endless” War in Ukraine as Janet Yellen Visits Kyiv

HeadlineFeb 28, 2023

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen made a surprise visit to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Monday and announced the transfer of $1.25 billion in new economic aid to Ukraine.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen: “As we mark one year since the beginning of this full-scale invasion, the message I bring you from President Biden is simple: America will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes.”

During her trip, Yellen also warned China that it would face “severe consequences” if it provided material support to Russia in violation of U.S.-backed sanctions.

On Monday, China criticized the United States for its role in the war in Ukraine. A spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry said, “While the United States has intensified its efforts to send weapons to one of the conflicting parties, resulting in endless wars and no end in sight for peace, it has frequently spread false information about China’s supply of weapons to Russia.” Last week China released a 12-point peace plan to end the war in Ukraine.
In related news, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has arrived in China for a three-day state visit, while U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken is visiting Kazakhstan for meetings with top diplomats from Central Asian nations.

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