Original title: The United States announced sanctions on Russian personnel. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Inferring guilt against Russia was unfair. Source: CCTV News Client
On August 23, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin presided over a regular press conference. A reporter asked questions. According to reports, on the 20th, the United States and the United Kingdom imposed sanctions on Russian intelligence personnel and related agencies suspected of poisoning Navalny. On the same day, the US government also announced sanctions on a Russian ship and two Russian citizens involved in the “Beixi-2” project. Does China have any comment on this?
Wang Wenbin said that China has repeatedly emphasized that this is purely Russia’s internal affair. It is unfair for relevant parties to make inferences about Russia’s guilt before the truth of the incident is ascertained. It is even more unreasonable to impose unilateral sanctions.
Wang Wenbin pointed out that with regard to the “Beixi-2” project, the United States imposed unreasonable sanctions on the normal cooperation between the two sovereign states in accordance with domestic law. This is a violation of international law and the basic norms of international relations, and fully exposed the US’s consistent hegemonic thinking and Hegemonic behavior is destined to be unpopular and will inevitably be opposed by the international community. (Headquarters CCTV reporter Huang Huixin Kong Luyuan)