Russia and Ukraine war
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A White House spokesman said Friday that the United States opposes China’s demand for a ceasefire in Ukraine because it would benefit Russia and help the Kremlin prepare for a new offensive.
“We do not support the call for a ceasefire right now,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters ahead of Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow next week.
“We certainly do not support the demand for a ceasefire that the PRC will call for at a meeting in Moscow that will benefit Russia,” he said, using China’s official abbreviation, the People’s Republic of China.