Russia Warns China of Increased Nuclear Threat

( – Russia warned the Chinese regime on October 30 of the chance of a war between nuclear powers during the Xiangshan Security Forum in Beijing. According to Russian state news agency Tass, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu explained that NATO and the United States have committed a “dangerous mistake” by imposing sanctions against Moscow. He argued these actions could lead to “unprecedented scenarios” if China refuses to assume a more active role in the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Shoigu said during his speech that the West has escalated the conflict with Russia, which could end in a nuclear disaster that would have “catastrophic consequences” for the world. The Russian defense minister added that the Kremlin’s decision to withdraw from the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty was “the only way” to restore parity with Washington, which hasn’t ratified the treaty.

As reported by Tass, Shoigu told Chinese officials during the event that Russia will “resist” if the West keep trying to undermine its security. He also accused NATO and the Biden administration of trying to expand armed conflicts to the Asia-Pacific, as he argued they are expanding their “military presence” to the region.

According to different reports, Shoigu met with China’s Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Zhang Youxia after the forum. Zhang allegedly told the Russian defense minister that Beijing is ready to work with Moscow to address “various security threats.”

While the Chinese regime is officially neutral on the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, some media outlets have said that President Xi Jinping opposes Russia’s “nuclear rhetoric.” However, Beijing has increased its trade relations with Moscow over the course of the invasion and has secretly sent military equipment to the Kremlin.

According to a Reuters April report, a senior adviser of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the news agency that Ukraine’s Armed Forces have been finding Chinese components in Russian weapons. Despite these reports, the Chinese regime has repeatedly said it hasn’t provided any help to Russia and remains “neutral” in the armed conflict with Ukraine.

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