US President Joe Biden said on Thursday that he has clearly told Chinese President Xi Jinping that if he helps Russia in any way, it will have dire consequences. Biden was asked the question of whether China can help Russia? In response to this question, the US President said that last week he had "very direct talks" with the Chinese President on the subject.
Biden was answering questions from reporters after a meeting of the G-7 and NATO countries at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. Biden says he has made "no threats" but has made it clear that China should be prepared to face dire consequences if it helps Russia. Biden said that China should understand that its economic future rests more on Western countries than on Russia. He said he expected China to have no role in the Russo-Ukraine war.
US President says he wants Russia to be taken out of G(Group)-20. Biden raised the issue with other global leaders on Thursday. He said he would like Russia to be taken out of the group if Indonesia and others disagree, and he would ask Ukraine's leaders to be allowed to engage in talks. On Thursday Biden and Western allies pledged to impose new sanctions on Russia and provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Russia attacked Ukraine on 24 February. Since then, Western countries including the US have imposed political, including economic, sanctions on Moscow. There have been resolutions in the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council to hold Russia responsible for the war, but China's stand has been in support of Russia. Experts believe that China can take advantage of the war situation. It can supply essential goods to Russia and buy its oil and gas.