Russia and China have despatched warships on a joint naval mission to the Pacific Ocean amid escalating tensions between Beijing, Moscow, and the West. Xi Jinping’s communist regime has clashed in latest months with the US-allied island of Taiwan, whereas Russia has reacted angrily to strikes by Ukraine to be a part of the NATO alliance. Japan has watched the latest naval maneuvers by Russia and China with alarm.
It comes as Putin’s authorities described the entry of Ukraine into NATO because the worst-case situation as a fierce row broke out over Kyiv’s bid to be a part of the highly effective western army bloc.
Russia has been engaged in a low-running battle in the Donbas, japanese Ukraine which has claimed greater than 14,000 lives.
The Kremlin has mentioned that Ukraine becoming a member of the NATO pact can be a “red line” for Russia’s nationwide pursuits.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised Parisian TV channel France 5: “Ukraine’s accession to NATO would be the worst-case scenario.
“Because, earlier than the Russian troops had been moved to that area, there have been massive NATO workout routines held close to the Russian border.
“Everyone talks about the concentration of Russian troops all the time, but nobody talks about the concentration of NATO troops.”
He added: “It shouldn’t be clear whether or not Americans will keep in Europe and proceed to defend Europeans in opposition to these ‘terrible Russians’.”
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg pressured that Russia has no affect over the choice of whether or not Ukraine can change into a NATO member whereas talking in Brussels in June.