A US official says Russia has asked China for military equipment to use in its invasion of Ukraine.
The request comes amid tensions about the ongoing war ahead of a Monday meeting in Rome between top aides for the US and Chinese governments. In advance of the talks, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan bluntly warned China to avoid helping Russia evade punishment from global sanctions that have hammered the Russian economy. “We will not allow that to go forward,” he said.
The prospect of China offering Russia financial help is one of several concerns for President Joe Biden. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters, said that in recent days, Russia had requested support from China, including military equipment, to press forward in its ongoing war with Ukraine. China has, naturally, denied it – their default position on everyhing.
This is a really dangerous situation. China has no love for Russia. It wants to be the world power and doesn’t want any rivals. But if it saw some advantage in supporting Russia it would do it. That would make the situation many times more dangerous. Yet it is what we expect. Satan sees advantages in putting two atheistic powers together. We must watch this one carefully and pray against it. On these occasions I usually pray confusion into both camps.