Refugee family on the border with SlovakiaGetty
China, which did not condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine, sent humanitarian aid worth 720,000 euros to this country on Wednesday, March 9, Chinese diplomacy announced.
There are already 2.2 million Ukrainian refugees after the invasion
Close to the regime of Russian President VLadimir Putin, Beijing has refused since the February 24 intervention to use the word “invasion” and blames what he calls conflict to Westerners and NATO “expansion” ideas. Following a meeting with French leaders Emmanuel Macron and German leader Olaf Scholz on Tuesday night, Chinese President, Xi Jinping, however, called on Russia for “the greatest restraint” in Ukraine on Tuesday and announced the shipment of humanitarian aid.
The spokesman for Chinese diplomacy, Zhao Lijian told reporters on Wednesday that this aid, sent by the Chinese Red Cross, it had a value of 720,000 euros. The aid sent on Wednesday includes staple food and other daily necessities, Zhao Lijian said. The number of refugees who have fled from Ukraine since the invasion increases daily and now it is estimated between “2.1 and 2.2 million people”, the High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said on Wednesday.
Situation in #Ukraine has already forced people to flee their homes. Families are in urgent need of shelter and emergency aid.@FilippoGrandi has stated that the humanitarian consequences on civilians of this conflict will be devastating.pic.twitter.com/ROn98aPml5 — Ankara Voice (@AnkaraVoice) March 9, 2022