Australian Prime Minister Rambust Beijing to lift Russian trade restrictions


Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has criticized Beijing for lifting trade restrictions on Russia as other countries in the world have imposed sanctions in response to military operations in Ukraine. Meanwhile, the Russian embassy in Australia said Russia is trying to “demilitarize and demilitarize” Ukraine.

“When the world was about to impose additional sanctions on Russia, they [Beijing] Morrison told reporters on February 25, citing a report from the South China Morning Post.

“And it’s simply unacceptable. China aims to play a positive role in world affairs. They say they want peace. And I welcome those feelings and these We welcome their comments talking about trying to reach a position where they can stop violence.

“But in the midst of a period when it is invading other countries, you never go to Russia to throw a lifeline,” he said.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison will speak at the National Press Club in Canberra, Australia on February 1, 2022. (RohanThomson / Getty Images)

This is coming as Australia Announced extended sanctions About people and organizations responsible for “provocative and unacceptable attacks”.

This includes 300 members of Russia’s Duma who voted in favor of military action in Ukraine and sanctions on Belarus.

“There is no justification for this attack. The cost will be borne by the innocent Ukrainians,” Morrison and Payne said. In their joint statement..

“Vladimir Putin has created a weak excuse to invade. No one is convinced by Russian disinformation and propaganda.

“We call on Russia to stop its illegal and provocative actions and stop violating Ukraine’s independence. Russia must overturn violations of international law and the UN Charter and withdraw its troops from Ukraine. Must be. “

Russia is trying to “blame” Ukraine, the embassy says

Meanwhile, the Russian embassy in Australia claims that military operations were carried out in response to requests for assistance from leaders in two separate Ukrainian regions, Donetsk and Luhansk, which Russia recognizes as independent People’s Republics.

of Released on February 15thThe Russian Embassy in Australia stated that military operations are in accordance with Article 51 (Chapter 7) of the Charter of the United Nations.

“The purpose of this operation is to protect those who have been facing the humiliation and slaughter carried out by the Kiev government for eight years. To this end, Russia aims to demilitarize and demilitarize Ukraine. There is no purpose to occupy Ukraine. “

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Right-wing militias gather outside the city hall before being deployed to the defensive position in Kiev, Ukraine, on February 24, 2022. (Pierre Chrome / Getty Images)

“Russian troops have not targeted Ukrainian cities with missiles or artillery. Military infrastructure, air defenses, military airfields, and Ukrainian aviation have been disabled with precision weapons.

“The decision to carry out the operation is not to undermine the interests of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, but to take Ukraine hostage and protect our country from those who are trying to use it against Russia and the people.” Said. ..

The Epoch Times cannot confirm whether the Russian-marked troops were targeting civilian areas at the time of publication.

Reuters report Ukrainian officials in the country confirmed that 137 military and civilians were killed in the ongoing battle.

Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron told Brussels reporters that Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky had told Russia that Russia had killed hundreds of Ukrainian civilians so far.

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Caden Pearson is a writer and editor based in Cairns, Australia. He mainly writes about national affairs, Indo-Pacific geopolitics, and COVID-19 measures and pushbacks. He has a background in screenwriting and documentary. Contact him at [email protected]

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