27 MARCH 2023
China, commenting on Russia’s statement about deploying nuclear weapons in Belarus, has stated that strategic risks should be reduced, and there can be no winners in a nuclear war.
Source: Ukrinform news agency, citing Mao Ning, an official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry
Quote from Ning: “The leaders of the five nuclear-weapon states issued a joint statement in January last year stating that it is impossible to win or wage a nuclear war.
The statement stressed the need to avoid wars between nuclear-weapon states and to reduce strategic risks.”
- On 26 March, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, with the storage facility ready by July.
- In January 2022, the leaders of the five nuclear-weapon states, i.e., the United States, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Russia issued a joint statement on preventing nuclear war.
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This is diplomatic gibberish that practically says nothing. I’m sure, though, that Beijing has used another choice of words for Moscow behind closed doors. It would be a good idea for Xi to finally call back Vlad, his rabid little Chihuahua.