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Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan amid US-China tensions: Live updates

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, attends a meeting with Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, right, in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on August 3. (Russian Foreign Ministry/Reuters)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday during a press conference with Myanmar Foreign Minister Wuna Maung Lwin that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan reflects Washington’s desire to demonstrate its “impunity and show its lawlessness.”

Lavrov linked Pelosi’s visit to the United States’ response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying: “I cannot determine what they were.” [the Americans’] The motive but no doubt reflects the same policy we are talking about regarding the situation in Ukraine.”

“This is a desire to prove to absolutely everyone [their] impunity and show their lawlessness.”

Lavrov said he saw “no other reason to create such an exciting literally out of nowhere, fully aware of what it means for the People’s Republic of China.”

Russia considers Pelosi’s visit “a clear provocation in the spirit of the aggressive policy of the United States of making an all-out effort to contain the People’s Republic of China,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. [People’s Republic of China]. “

The ministry also called on Washington to “refrain from actions that undermine regional stability and international security, and to recognize the new geopolitical reality in which there is no longer a place for American hegemony.”

Some context: China refuses to condemn Russia’s war on Ukraine This speculation was supported about its intentions with Taiwan, raising questions about how the world would react if it launched an attack.

Elsewhere on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on China to “join the united world” and oppose Russia, in a virtual Australian National University speech.

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The chair discussed China when answering students’ questions. He said China’s “neutrality” toward the Russian invasion was “better” than if China announced its full support for Russia. But he said he believed “the nation and the people of China will make the wise choice.” “It is important that China does not help Russia,” he said.