Russia requested military aid from China in the Ukrainian conflict: Vice Admiral Kellogg

General Keith Kellogg told Fox News on Monday that Russia had requested China for military aid during a military operation in Ukraine, confirming a series of anonymous media reports to that effect, but China. Russian officials denied the claim.

“There is a real tell here, what is a tell. He will go to China for military and financial support,” Kellogg said. Fox Business Interview It aired on Monday morning and referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“If he hadn’t had a real problem with his army, he wouldn’t have reached out to the Chinese for military aid and support,” Kellogg continued, expanding the battlefield in the light of this development. I believe it should be.

“We will expand it by giving as much support as possible to the Ukrainians,” he added, “referring to Polish MiG-29 fighters whose transfers to Ukraine are stagnant,” getting those jets. There must be a way to do it. ” ..

Ukraine has called on MiG to strengthen its air defenses. Polish authorities have offered to supply them via NATO. This is a proposal rejected by the Pentagon as too dangerous for the Russian side to consider as an escalation.

“You have to be creative in how you do it, I understand it. But we should give them everything. I don’t care if it’s a rock, I don’t care if it’s a BB gun, I don’t care if it’s a MiG-29, “Kellogg said.

“We need to help them and keep pushing Putin’s envelope. We know he’s growing, so I commented on Tell. If there’s no problem in today’s fight, He wouldn’t have gone to the Chinese, “he added.

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The MIG-29 fighter flies in a file image at a military airfield in Vasiliky, Ukraine. (Gleb Garanich / Reuters)

“I have never heard of it”

China denied Russia’s request for military aid, and U.S. Chinese embassy spokesman Liu Pengyu “has never heard” of CNN when asked about reports of such a request from Moscow. Said. ..

Separately, Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said in a briefing on Monday that “the allegations about the issues spread by the United States are false information.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Liu called the situation in Ukraine “disagreement” and called for “maximum suppression and prevention of large-scale humanitarian crises.”

Approximately 2.5 million people have been displaced since Russia launched a “special military operation” in Ukraine, and Western officials call it one of the biggest refugee crises since World War II, the UN said. I am saying.

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Ukrainian refugees will invade Poland on March 10, 2022 through the Medica border crossing. (Charlotte Cuthbertson / The Epoch Times)

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also denied the claim and told Reuters on Monday that Russia could completely control major cities in Ukraine without the support of China.

“Russia has its own independent potential to continue its operations,” Peskov said. “As we said, it’s on schedule and will be completed on time and completely.”

“Concerns” about potential Chinese military aid to Russia

White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told CNN’s State of the Union address on Sunday whether the United States would support Russia, whether material or financial. I’m watching carefully. “

“That’s our concern,” Sullivan told the outlet. “And we told Beijing that no country would support or allow compensation for Russia’s loss due to economic sanctions,” he added.

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National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan will speak at the White House’s daily press conference in Washington, February 11, 2022. (Anna Money Maker / Getty Images)

Following military action in Ukraine, Russia has been severely sanctioned. IMF Chief Crystalina Georgieva Told to CBS The impact of sanctions is “very serious” on Sunday, and the IMF expects a “serious recession” in Russia.

Georgieva added that the IMF no longer considers Russia’s sovereign default to be “unlikely.”

She warned of the impact of the knock-on of the Ukrainian crisis on Russia and Ukraine’s immediate neighbors as a result of close trade relations with Moscow and a wave of refugees.

Meanwhile, the Red Cross is calling for an emergency ceasefire in the besieged city of Mariupol to prevent a “worst scenario.”

ICRC Said in a statement “The worst-case scenario awaits hundreds of thousands of civilians involved in a fierce battle in Mariupol, unless the parties urgently reach a concrete humanitarian agreement.”

Ukrainian officials said more than 2,500 people were killed in Mariupol during the Russian attack.

Many military analysts said Russia’s military operations in Ukraine have dealt with many setbacks in the face of poorly planned and unexpectedly increased resistance to Ukraine. ..

Michael Coffman, Director of Russian Studies at CNA, said Called Russia’s early operation “A chambolic attempt to change the regime, with little planning or organization.” Focus on Ukraine’s “wise” defense efforts in the face of “an impressive Russian attempt to coordinate and prosecute this tragic war.”

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