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Ukraine: China threatens countermeasures after new US sanctions – last hour

(ANSA) – BEIJING, Feb 27 – China has formally protested the latest round of US sanctions against its companies suspected of having links with the Russian military, expressing “strong opposition” and promising appropriate countermeasures.

“We regret and reject this move,” said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning at the daily briefing, urging the United States to withdraw unilateral sanctions.

“China will continue to take necessary measures to protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises,” Mao added.

China “has always maintained contacts with all parties involved in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, including Kiev.” This is what Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said when asked about President Volodymyr Zelensky’s willingness to hold talks with China. While in response to another question about Zelensky’s intention to meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Mao said, “China’s position on the Ukrainian crisis is very consistent and clear. It is necessary to demand peace, promote dialogue and a policy to solve the crisis. We have always maintained communication with the parties, including Ukraine.” “. (handle).

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