China broke silence over Russia’s aggression, expressing “serious concern” about Ukrainian nuclear power plants after Russia attacked them.

  • Russian troops attacked Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant on Friday.

  • It urged China to express “serious concerns” about Ukraine’s nuclear security.

  • The comments indicate a break in China’s apparent hesitation in blaming Russia.

China broke silence against Ukraine by expressing “serious concern” about the safety of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants after Russia attacked them on Friday.

Russian troops attacked and later seized Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine Early Friday morning. Ukrainian officials said the attack caused a fire, which was subsequently extinguished and radiation levels were stable.

With this attack, China’s Foreign Ministry said it was concerned about Ukraine’s nuclear security, urged Russian troops to “calm down and restrain”, and commented on Russia’s actions in Ukraine so far. Showed a break from avoidance.

“China attaches great importance to nuclear safety and is seriously concerned about the security and security situation of Ukraine’s nuclear facilities,” said Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. At a press conference on Friday..

“We will continue to closely monitor the development of the situation and call on stakeholders to stay calm, exercise restraints, prevent further deterioration of the situation and ensure the safety of the relevant nuclear facilities.”

Smoke at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine

Smoke and fire were seen near the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine.Screenshot / YouTube

China is one of the nine countries in the world recorded to possess nuclear weapons.

Beijing Avoided the complete criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin Since he started a complete invasion of Ukraine.

China earlier this week Abstain from voting at the United Nations Sanction Russia and demand the withdrawal of Russian troops.Last week too Criticized Western countries For imposing sanctions on Russia for aggression and saying that punishment never works.

That said, China seems to be moving away from Russia these days.

On Monday, Wang told reporters that China and Russia were “comprehensive strategic partners in coordination.” This is a notable change from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. announcement Just last year, both countries were “better than their allies.”

On Tuesday, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi also told his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba that China “regrets” the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Read by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China..

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