NATO allies accuse China of 'enabling' Russia's war in Ukraine

NATO allies on Wednesday accused China of aiding Russia's war in Ukraine by "enabling" Moscow to build the bombs and missiles it uses in its offensive. China denied the claims and warned NATO against “provoking" a confrontation.

In their most serious rebuke against Beijing, NATO allies on Wednesday called China a “decisive enabler” of Russia's war against Ukraine and expressed concerns over Beijing's nuclear arsenal and its capabilities in space.

The sternly worded final communiqué, approved by the 32 NATO members at their summit in Washington, makes clear that China is becoming a focus of the military alliance. The European and North American members and their partners in the Indo-Pacific increasingly see shared security concerns coming from Russia and its Asian supporters, especially China.

Beijing insists that it does not provide direct military aid to Russia but has maintained strong trade ties with its northern neighbor throughout the conflict.

In the communiqué, NATO member countries said China has become a war enabler through its “no-limits partnership” with Russia and its large-scale support for Russia's defense industrial base.

He said it was the first time all NATO allies have stated this so clearly in an agreed document.


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