Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs releases statement pertaining to Nancy Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan. Russia supports China in declaring Pelosi’s visit a “aggressive” and a clear “provocation”, and supports their right to take “measures to protect its sovereignty”.
Full translated statement below:
“On August 2, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan.
We consider her visit as a clear provocation in the spirit of the aggressive US line on comprehensive containment of the PRC.
We believe that relations between the Taiwan Strait Parties are a purely internal affair of China. The Chinese side has the right to take measures necessary to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity on the Taiwan issue.
Russia’s principled position remains unchanged: we proceed from the premise that there is only one China, the PRC government is the only legitimate government representing all of China, and Taiwan, an integral part of China.
In the adopted on the results of negotiations between the leaders of our countries on February 4, S.G. In the Beijing Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China on International Relations Entering a New Era and Global Sustainable Development, the Russian side reaffirmed its adherence to the “one China” principle and opposed the independence of the island in any form.
We call on Washington to refrain from actions that undermine regional stability and international security and recognize the new geopolitical reality, in which there is no longer room for American hegemony.”
There is one HUGE detail in there that tells us EVERYTHING. Russia makes it very clear, that they only recognize the People’s Republic of China as the legitimate government representative of China. That seems to be the same narrative being pushed by Pompeo and Grassley with their odd tweets. The narrative is growing that the issue is the CCP, not the PRC. And white hats are making it clear there is a distinction between the two.