Moscow warns: “The US must not make fatal mistakes in Ukraine.” China denies putting pressure on Switzerland summit


By John

Moscow has warned the United States against miscalculations that could have “fatal” consequences, after the decision to allow the Ukrainians to use American weapons to attack deep into Russian territory. The warning was issued by the deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov, cited by Tass. “I would like to warn the Americans against miscalculations that could have fatal consequences,” said Ryabkov, according to whom, “for some unknown reason the US underestimates the seriousness of the response they could receive.”

The deputy minister added that Russia's responses to Ukrainian attacks on its military facilities, including the strategic missile warning system, could be “asymmetric.” «The attitude of the Americans – insisted Ryabkov – is as irresponsible as possible. They gave Kiev carte blanche for every crime, for every such action, and they are doing nothing to stop the dangerous provocative actions of their minions. But there will certainly be a price to pay for the United States. They will feel the consequences.”

Meanwhile, China has denied the accusations made against it by the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyaccording to which Beijing is trying to prevent other countries from participating in the peace summit planned in Switzerland.
Zelensky yesterday declared that Beijing “is working hard to prevent countries from participating in the peace summit” which will be hosted by Switzerland at the end of this month. Kiev hopes the summit will help it gain broad international support for its vision of the terms needed to end the Russian invasion. China criticized the conference last week, arguing that it would be “difficult” for it to participate if Russia was not at the table.

The Foreign Ministry in Beijing stated today that «China's position is open and transparent, and there is absolutely no case of us putting pressure on other countries». “Regarding the peace talks, China's position is fair and honest: it does not target any third country,” the spokesperson said. Mao Ning at a press conference.
Zelensky said that so far more than 100 countries and organizations have joined the conference. China insists it is a neutral party in the conflict and is seeking to end hostilities through dialogue. But Beijing has been criticized by Western nations for cultivating strong ties with Moscow and providing Russian President Vladimir Putin with diplomatic and political cover to wage a war of aggression.