US Says Russia Requested Military Aid From China Since Beginning Of Ukraine Invasion
WASHINGTON - According to the Financial Times, US officials stated that Russia has requested military aid from China since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine in the form of military equipment and other assistance, but declined to give any further details.
The Financial Times also said that 'another person familiar with the situation' said that the United States had been preparing to warn its allies due to the fact that there were 'indications' that China might be preparing to help Russia.
'Other US officials' reportedly told Financial Times that there had been signs that Russia was running short of some kinds of weaponry as the war extend into the third week of fighting.
U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan warned China however of trying to 'bail out' Russia by helping them bypass sanctions placed upon the country by the United States and its allies.
Sullivan told NBC on Sunday, "We will ensure that neither China, nor anyone else, can compensate Russia for these losses. In terms of the specific means of doing that, again, I’m not going to lay all of that out in public, but we will communicate that privately to China, as we have already done and will continue to do".