The Chinese Foreign Ministry denied the words of the ambassador to France, expressing doubts about the sovereignty of the states of the former USSR
On April 21 this year, Chinese Ambassador to France Lu Shai said in an interview with LCI that the states of the former USSR do not have an effective status in international law, since there is no international agreement that ensures their status as sovereign states. He also stated that Crimea belongs to Russia, not Ukraine.
Today, April 24, at a press conference, an official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry denied the words of the country's ambassador to France, Mao Ning, expressing doubts about the sovereignty of the states of the former USSR. He argued that China respected the sovereignty of all the republics that were part of the USSR.
“After the collapse of the USSR, China was one of the first to establish diplomatic relations with neighboring states. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, China has always adhered to the principle of mutual respect and equality, developing bilateral relations of friendship and cooperation. China respects the sovereign status of the republics formed after the collapse of the Soviet Union,” - Mao Ning said.
He noted that China's position on territorial sovereignty has always been clear. The Republic respects the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all countries and upholds the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.