The Chinese embassy in Ukraine on Thursday morning warned citizens in the country to place Chinese flags on their vehicles for safety.
“The situation in Ukraine has deteriorated dramatically. There have been bombings in several cities and military operations are ongoing,” the embassy said in a statement. Citizens were warned to stay out of windows or windows, warning of possible “serious riots” in the streets.
It added that if Chinese nationals drive on the roads, “the Chinese national flag may be affixed to the visible part of the car’s body.”
It called on Chinese citizens to pay close attention to the situation and stay in touch with foreign Chinese organizations, “extending a helping hand to reflect the image of the Chinese people and the strength of China.”
A tricky place for China: China has found itself Uncomfortable situation During the current crisis; China and Russia have increasingly put forward a united front in the face of what they see as Western interference in their internal affairs and threats to their security. That was the partnership Very publicly strengthened At the Xi-Putin summit a few weeks ago.
China’s ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, called on all parties on Wednesday night to “stay cool and rational,” saying a “peaceful solution” was still possible – even if the Ukrainian ambassador announced “too late”. – Expansion based on Russia’s invasion.