Friday, May 20, 2022

Anti-Russian sanctions won’t solve problems, Chinese Foreign Ministry says

China does not approve of unilateral sanctions and believes that their use will not only lead to a losing situation for all sides in the economy but will also prevent the process of political settlement, the press service of the Chinese Foreign Ministry told Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

Earlier Valery Kudinov, head of the Airworthiness Maintenance Department of the Federal Air Transport Agency, told reporters that China had denied Russian airlines the supply of spare parts for aircraft, the carriers will seek them through other countries, specifying that these countries may be Turkey or India. He also noted that each company will negotiate for supplies on its own.

“Regarding specific questions about cooperation, please contact the relevant agencies,” the foreign ministry said when asked whether the refusal to supply Russia with aircraft parts meant that China was forced to comply with anti-Russian Western sanctions in the relevant area.

Speaking about anti-Russian sanctions in general, the Foreign Ministry stressed that “China does not approve of the use of sanctions as a way to solve problems and is even more opposed to unilateral sanctions that have no international legal basis.

“Practice has shown that sanctions will not only fail to solve problems but will also create new problems, not only lead to a lose-lose situation for both or many sides in the economy but also prevent the process of a political settlement,” the ministry pointed out.