WASHINGTON – According to a statement issued by the White House, US President Joe Biden laid out to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, the consequences Beijing will face if it “materially supports” Russia’s war in Ukraine.
According to the statement, Biden outlined “our efforts to prevent and then respond to the invasion, including by imposing costs on Russia.”
Biden “described the implications and consequences if China provides material support to Russia as it conducts brutal attacks against Ukrainian cities and civilians.”
“The President underscored his support for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis. The two leaders also agreed on the importance of maintaining open lines of communication, to manage the competition between our two countries,” it added.