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Falsehoods Spread by the U.S. on the Ukraine Issue: A Reality Check (1)

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BEIJING, April 29 (Xinhua) — For a while, the United States and another international locations in addition to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have been spreading disinformation about China’s stance on the Ukraine state of affairs, and making groundless accusations to assault and smear China. The falsehoods, complicated proper with incorrect are an try to mislead the world. China’s place on the Ukraine subject is above board, goal and truthful.

Some examples of the disinformation and the fact are offered beneath to assist the world perceive what is admittedly occurring. Falsehood 1: A U.S. intelligence report stated China informed Russia that it might not stop Russia from taking actions in Ukraine,whereas asking Russia to not do it earlier than the top of the Beijing Winter Olympics. It additionally stated that Russia has requested China for help together with weapons and different gear.

Reality Check: Russia is a sovereign nation that independently weighs,decides and implements its overseas coverage primarily based by itself technique and pursuits. There isn’t any want to hunt China’s consent beforehand. In truth, U.S. officers have admitted that there isn’t a proof of China offering army help to Russia.

◆On March 14, 2022, Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov informed reporters that Russia had the potential to conduct an operation in Ukraine and had not requested help from different international locations.

https://ria.ru/20220314/ukraina-1778071724.html

◆According to media experiences, data reported by The New York Times primarily based on an nameless supply was truly offered by a senior official for Indo-Pacific affairs on the White House National Security Council. It was pretend news intentionally unfold by the U.S. to discredit China, divert public consideration and shift the blame.

https://world.huanqiu.com/article/4777H2eyHqM

◆According to NBC News, U.S. intelligence officers launched details about the Russia-Ukraine battle even when it wasn’t “rock solid”, and a few assertions, equivalent to China contemplating offering army assist to Russia, have been made up. This reveals the U.S. was taking preemptive motion to win the “information war” towards Russia.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/us-using-declassified-intel-fight-info-war-russia-even-intel-isnt-rock-rcna23014

◆Speaking to the media on 22 March 2022, U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan admitted that he had not seen any proof of China offering army gear to Russia.

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/us-has-not-seen-china-providing-military-equipment-russia-white-house-2022-03-22/

◆On March 30, 2022, Pentagon Spokesman John F. Kirby stated that the United States sees no indications of Chinese army help to Russia.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Transcripts/Transcript/Article/2983648/pentagon-press-secretary-john-f-kirby-holds-a-press-briefing-march-30-2022/ Falsehood 2: The joint assertion issued by China and Russia on 4 February this yr offers proof of China’s help for Russia on the Ukraine subject. The joint assertion is a “veiled support” for Russia’s “invasion” of Ukraine.

Reality Check: Last February, China issued joint statements with various leaders attending the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics. The U.S.’s interpretation of the China-Russia joint assertion is out of context and a part of a smear marketing campaign.

◆During the Beijing Winter Olympics, many overseas leaders visited China. China issued joint statements with Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, Ecuador, Mongolia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and different international locations to precise mutual help on points regarding one another’s core pursuits and spotlight joint efforts to uphold multilateralism.

◆In their joint assertion, China and Russia name on all States to champion humanity’s frequent values of peace, improvement, fairness, justice, democracy and freedom, respect the rights of peoples to independently decide the event paths of their international locations and the sovereignty and the safety and improvement pursuits of States, to guard the United Nations-centered worldwide system, and the worldwide law-based worldwide order, search true multilateralism with the United Nations and its Security Council enjoying a central and coordinating function, promote extra democratic worldwide relations, and guarantee peace, stability and sustainable improvement the world over.

◆In the joint assertion, China and Russia name for the institution of a brand new mannequin of major-country relations on the premise of mutual respect, peaceable coexistence and win-win cooperation, and reaffirm that the brand new inter-State relations between China and Russia are superior to army and political alliances of the Cold War period, and the strengthening of bilateral strategic cooperation is neither aimed towards third international locations nor affected by circumstantial modifications in third international locations or the altering worldwide surroundings.

◆The China-Russia relationship options non-alliance, non-confrontation and non-targeting at any third occasion. It differs from the follow of the US and a small variety of different Western international locations that stick with Cold War pondering and a friend-or-foe dichotomy to attract ideological traces, kind so-called “alliances” and “cliques” and pursue bloc politics to create confrontation and division. Falsehood 3: China helps Russia unfold disinformation that “the US owns biological weapons in Ukraine”.

Reality Check: The US is doing this for the aim of diverting public consideration. According to public data, the US has performed extra bio-military actions than every other nation on this planet. It can be the one nation that has used organic and chemical weapons in a number of wars, and the one nation that opposes the institution of a multilateral verification mechanism for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), a public stand held by the US for greater than twenty years.

◆The US Department of Defense controls 336 organic laboratories in 30 international locations. Inheriting the “devil’s legacy” from the Unit 731, the infamous department of the Japanese military throughout the conflict of aggression towards China,the US performed analysis and improvement of organic weapons at Fort Detrick. Despite the entry into power of the BWC in 1975, the US continued with such actions. For greater than 20 years, it’s the solely nation opposing the institution of a multilateral verification mechanism for the BWC, claiming that “the traditional approach … is not a workable structure for biological weapons” and “(the draft Protocol to the BWC) would put national security and confidential business information at risk”. As a State Party to the BWC, the US is obliged to make clarifications on problems with issues to the worldwide group in accordance with Article V of the Convention.

http://m.stdaily.com/guoji/xinwen/202203/c679761bfe7c44898178ee7ff0a271f1.shtml

◆In the working doc submitted by the US to the assembly of the State Parties to the BWC in November 2021, the US admitted that it has 26 bio-labs in Ukraine. According to the actual fact sheet launched by the US Department of Defense in March 2022,the US is supporting 46 services in Ukraine.

Documents

https://media.defense.gov/2022/Mar/11/2002954612/-1/-1/0/FACT-SHEET-THE-DEPARTMENT-OF-DEFENSE’S-COOPERATIVE-THREAT-REDUCTION-PROGRAM-BIOLOGICAL-THREAT-REDUCTION-PROGRAM-ACTIVITIES-IN-UKRAINE.PDF

◆The Agreement Between the Department of Defense of the United States of America and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine Concerning Cooperation within the Area of Prevention of Proliferation of Technology, Pathogens and Expertise that could possibly be Used within the Development of Biological Weapons signed by the 2 international locations on 29 August 2005 clearly stipulates that the US Department of Defense representatives shall have the appropriate to take part in all associated actions at services in Ukraine; all harmful pathogens in Ukraine shall be saved at designated laboratories; Ukraine shall share with the US information generated by the related surveillance community, switch to the US facet requested copies of harmful pathogen strains, and withhold data designated by the US facet as “sensitive” from public disclosure.

The Secret US Bioweapons Labs in Ukraine and Georgia

https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/05-829-Ukraine-Weapons.pdf

◆On March 8, 2022, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland admitted at a Senate listening to that “Ukraine has biological research facilities, which, in fact, we are now quite concerned Russian forces may be seeking to gain control of, so we are working with the Ukrainians on how they can prevent any of those research materials from falling into the hands of Russian forces should they approach.”

◆On March 10, 2022, Tucker Carlson, Fox News Channel host, stated that the US authorities is funding secret bio-labs in Ukraine to conduct analysis on harmful pathogens. According to him, the US authorities has repeatedly denied the declare, calling it Russian disinformation, and the American individuals have been lied to. But the US authorities official in command of Ukraine has confirmed that the details about US funding bio-labs in Ukraine is solely true.

https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/tucker-the-pentagon-is-lying-about-bio-labs-in-ukraine

◆On March 18, 2022, Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva launched an “investigative material” on US-Ukraine cooperation, revealing a considerable quantity of particulars of organic analysis cooperation between the 2 international locations. For instance, the Ukrainian authorities is prohibited from public disclosure of delicate details about the Pentagon’s program for bio-labs; the Pentagon has been granted entry to sure state secrets and techniques of Ukraine in reference to the tasks beneath their settlement; and Ukraine is obliged to switch to the US Department of Defense harmful pathogens for organic analysis.

http://news.cri.cn/2022-03-25/d8399086-f156-53eb-dec6-3a9a5dbf3164.html

◆William Scott Ritter, a former UN Weapons Inspector in Iraq and former US Marine Corps intelligence officer, stated in an interview that “There is an absolute requirement for stringent confidence-building investigations into what the United States was doing (in the US-led bio labs in Ukraine), so that the world can be confident that the United States operates within the framework (of the BWC)”.

https://www.news.cn/world/2022-03/31/c_1128521601.htm

◆During the Korean War, the US army performed covert germ-warfare operations in northern DPRK and a few components of northeast China. American planes dropped virus carriers equivalent to bugs and rats contaminated with yersinia pestis and vibrio cholerae. During the Vietnam War, the US sprayed about 20 million gallons of defoliant (poisonous chemical substances equivalent to Agent Orange) in Vietnam, killing 400,000 Vietnamese and leaving 2 million affected by most cancers and different illnesses.

◆The US has unfold publicly or by means of US-funded NGOs disinformation on using chemical and organic weapons by Iraq and Syria. In an interview with Al Jazeera in 2011, former US Secretary of State Colin Powell admitted earlier than the general public that Iraq’s possession of chemical and organic weapons was false data. The US authorities has lengthy been the principle sponsor of the White Helmets, and has instructed the group to launch a number of pretend movies of the Syrian authorities utilizing chemical weapons.

http://www.aljazeera.com.com/amp/news/2021/10/18/stain-on-powells-record-lies-to-the-un-about-iraqs-weapons

http://en.people.cn/n3/2021/1119/c90000-9922089 Falsehood 4: China amplifies Russian propaganda by claiming that “the US and NATO caused the Ukraine crisis”.

Reality Check:People of perception within the worldwide group have publicly warned many instances concerning the doable repercussions of the US steady push for NATO’s eastward enlargement. ◆In 1990, then US Secretary of State James Baker, throughout his assembly with Mikhail Gorbachev, promised clearly that NATO will transfer “not one inch eastward”. However, beneath the domination of the United States, NATO has expanded eastward 5 instances since 1999, elevated its membership from 16 to 30, and superior greater than 1,000 kilometers eastward proper as much as Russian borders, making a C-shaped encirclement of the Black Sea.

◆A doc disclosed by the National Archives of Great Britain confirmed that the US consultant had promised in negotiations again then that NATO shouldn’t increase to the east both formally or unofficially.

https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2022-02-18-spiegel–the-west-in-a-1991-document-declared-the-unacceptability-of-nato-expansion-to-the-east.r1bJ_VK6kq.html

◆Russia has for years proposed dialogue with the United States on a European Security Initiative, solely to be ignored by the US facet. In 2021, Russia provided a number of instances to barter and signal a peace settlement with NATO, however was rejected by the United States and NATO.

◆The United States and NATO, whereas absolutely conscious of Russia’s safety issues, strengthened army help to Ukraine and helped it practice army personnel.

According to US media experiences, former US officers stated that the United States has offered a considerable amount of superior army coaching for Ukrainian elite troops and particular operation forces. Since 2015, the CIA has performed a collection of intensive army coaching in Ukraine involving weapons, land navigation and camouflage strategies. The program, which started beneath President Obama, was expanded beneath President Trump and additional enlarged beneath the Biden administration.

According to Canadian media experiences, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has spent greater than 890 million US {dollars} on coaching Ukrainian troopers since 2014, together with greater than 30,000 Ukrainian troops educated in Zolochiv between February 2019 and February 2022.

https://world.huanqiu.com/article/47Zcn5zwlLa

◆On April 12, 2022, UK Armed Forces Minister James Heappey confirmed that the British army would practice Ukrainian troopers within the UK.

https://3w.huanqiu.com/a/9eda3d/47ajbHTJ5hS?agt=8

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/ukrainian-soldiers-arrive-uk-days-26692082

◆The CIA has lengthy been coaching members of the “Azov Battalion” in a secret place in southern United States. Since 2014, the United States and Ukraine have persistently voted towards draft resolutions on combating “neo-Nazism” on the United Nations. In 2015, the House of Representatives of the US Congress lifted the ban on funding the “Azov Battalion” and offered a considerable amount of army help to Ukraine. A report launched in 2018 by the Atlantic Council, a US suppose tank,stated that the “Azov Battalion” was among the many recipients of weapons and gear offered by the United States to Ukraine.

◆Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger stated in an op-ed printed in The Washington Post in 2014 that “far too often the Ukrainian issue is posed as a showdown: whether Ukraine joins the East or the West. But if Ukraine is to survive and thrive, it must not be either side’s outpost against the other – it should function as a bridge between them.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/henry-kissinger-to-settle-the-ukraine-crisis-start-at-the-end/2014/03/05/46dad868-a496-11e3-8466-d34c451760b9_story.html

◆George Kennan, late American diplomat and observer of the Soviet Union, wrote in The New York Times in 1997 that “expanding NATO would be the most fateful error of American policy in the entire post-Cold War era”.

https://world.huanqiu.com/article/46wKCk9TxKL

◆Former US Senator Bill Bradley stated that “the fundamental blunder that the United States made in the late 80s, early 90s was the expansion of NATO”.

https://ms-my.facebook.com/Progressives4DenRep/videos/bill-bradley-says-nato-expansion-unnecessary-in-2008/4799246893521243/

◆John Mearsheimer, an American political scientist, identified that “the West bears primary responsibility of what is happening today. It was largely a result of a decision in April 2006 to make Ukraine and to make Georgia part of NATO”. He stated, “Here I’m talking about the West, we took a stick and we poke the bear in the eye … and that bear is not going to smile and laugh at what you are doing. That bear is probably going to fight back, and that’s exactly what’s happening here.”

https://m.guancha.cn/MiErSiHaiMo/2022_03_12_629948.shtml

◆In an New York Times article on February 21, 2022, Thomas Friedman identified that the United States and NATO weren’t harmless bystanders within the Ukraine disaster, and that the choice of the United States on NATO enlargement has added a “huge log” to the battle in Ukraine.

https://www.chinanews.com.cn/gj/2022/03-06/9693915.shtml

◆In a speech on February 28, 2022, US Senator Bernie Sanders cited the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis for example, saying that the Kennedy administration thought-about the Soviet Union’s deployment of missiles in Cuba 90 miles from the US coast to be an unacceptable risk to US nationwide safety. He questioned if anybody actually consider that the United States wouldn’t have one thing to say if Mexico, Cuba, or any nation in Central or Latin America need to kind a army alliance with a US adversary, and that members of Congress would rise up and say, ‘effectively, you recognize, Mexico is an impartial nation, and so they have the appropriate to do something they need'”?

◆Former US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said in an interview if Joe Biden simply promised not to include Ukraine into NATO, the war would have been prevented.

◆After the World War II, “proxy wars” became a major option for the United States to intervene in the affairs of other countries. The Ukraine crisis manipulated by the United States and NATO is a “proxy conflict.” Former UK parliamentarian George Galloway stated the United States is ready to let Ukraine combat to the final drop of its blood.

https://chinese.cri.cn/2022/04/14/ARTIe6oeOKMflgc2uBcYy97H220414.shtml?spm=C09605.PYGuJ2ZGcYXi.S86169.5

◆Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated in an interview with the CNN that there are international locations in NATO that need the Ukraine disaster to proceed, they see the continuation of the disaster as weakening Russia, and so they do not care a lot concerning the state of affairs in Ukraine.

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/world/2022/04/21/Turkey-s-FM-says-some-NATO-allies-want-longer-Ukraine-war-to-weaken-Russia

◆Francis Boyle, a professor of worldwide legislation on the University of Illinois within the United States, stated that the elemental drawback of the Russia-Ukraine battle lies within the fixed eastward enlargement of the US-led NATO. Biden ought to publicly announce that Ukraine is not going to be part of NATO and NATO is not going to increase, which can result in a breakthrough within the present state of affairs.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202203/28/WS62414e32a310fd2b29e53b05.html

◆On April 11, 2022, Martin Jacques, a well known UK scholar, stated that the present state of affairs in Ukraine is a product of the United States’ Cold War mentality and continued promotion of NATO enlargement. It has pushed not solely Ukraine however the entire of Europe to the frontline of US-Russia confrontation.

https://tv.cctv.com/2022/04/12/VIDEbVFLVHLQn1SyN1m4RWxr220412.shtml

◆Kishore Mahbubani, founding dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy on the National University of Singapore, identified that the tragedy of the Ukraine battle is that the armed battle may and may have been prevented, and that the selections on NATO enlargement have been pushed by the short-term pursuits of US home politics.

Ukraine war: Where are the peacemakers?

◆Spanish political analyst Manolo Monereo stated that the Ukraine battle has been dominated by the US all alongside, whereas its European allies solely play their function as part of NATO.

Ucrania: una guerra que inicia la gran transición geopolítica y civilizatoria

◆Yunus Sonnell, a Turkish professional on worldwide points, stated that on the floor, the disaster broke out between Russia and Ukraine, however its root lies within the try by the US to keep up the unipolar worldwide order as the worldwide hegemonic energy, and to squeeze Russia’s dwelling house by means of NATO’s eastward enlargement.

https://content-static.cctvnews.cctv.com/snow-book/index.html?item_id=8024464082319901938

Turkish expert on international affairs: Ukrainian crisis is rooted in U.S. hegemony, Russian-Ukrainian foreign ministers’ meeting is a positive attempt to resolve the crisis through diplomatic means_Yunus Sonnell_Russia_Crisis

◆South African President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the conflict may have been averted if NATO had heeded the warnings from amongst its personal leaders and officers through the years that its eastward enlargement would result in higher, not much less, instability within the area.

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/safricas-ramaphosa-blames-nato-russias-war-ukraine-2022-03-17

https://7news.com.au/news/conflict/nato-could-have-avoided-war-south-africa-c-6107191

◆Doraisamy Raja, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India, identified in an Indian Express article that the present battle between Russia and Ukraine is rooted within the expansionary logic of the army alliance-NATO.

https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/nato-is-a-danger-to-world-peace-it-must-go-russia-ukraine-world-war-soviet-union-7854544/

◆In 1992 when then Russian President Boris Yeltsin paid his first visits to China and the United States following the Soviet disintegration, the international locations agreed to not regard one another as adversaries, which principally put Russia’s bilateral relations with China and the United States on the identical degree. Over the previous thirty years, the China-Russia relationship has made nice progress, however it’s nonetheless primarily based on non-alliance, non-confrontation, and non-targeting of third international locations. At the identical time, US-Russia relations are sliding into a brand new Cold War. (extra)

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