Beijing: China said on Wednesday that the pictures of civilian deaths in Ukraine’s Bucha city are “deeply disturbing” but that no one should be blamed until all the facts are known. Evidence emerging in the form of widespread civilian genocide in the wake of Russian evacuations from the Kyiv regions could complicate Beijing’s efforts to direct public opinion on the conflict, with China refusing to criticize Moscow.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters during a daily briefing that China supports all initiatives and measures conducive to mitigating the humanitarian crisis in the country, and the international community to prevent any harm to civilians. Willing to continue working together. The truth and the cause of the incident must be verified,” Zhao said. Before concluding the investigation, all parties should exercise restraint and avoid baseless allegations.” Zhao’s remarks echo those of China’s ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, who had previously called for an investigation, as well as deeply disturbing reports and images of civilian deaths in Bucha.

The relevant circumstances and specific causes of the incident must be verified and established,” Zhang said in remarks to the Security Council on Tuesday, adding that before the full picture becomes clear, all parties should exercise restraint and avoid baseless allegations. China has called for talks, refusing to criticize Russia. It opposes economic sanctions on Moscow and blames Washington and NATO for instigating war and fueling conflict by sending weapons to Ukraine. The entirely ruling Communist Party-controlled media rests largely on a pro-Moscow narrative, which includes repeating unfounded conspiracy theories about issues such as Russian propaganda and alleged American-Ukrainian bio-weapons production.

Zhao reiterated China’s objections to the sanctions, while accusing the US of profiting from the chaos and making a lot of money. History and reality have proved that sanctions do not bring peace and security, but only bring defeat-lose or many. damage, adding to an already difficult world economy and affecting the current world economic system,” Zhao said. The hashtag China said the incident of Bucha’s death should be thoroughly investigated” was a trending topic on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, that has garnered nearly 30 million views and more than 500 discussions as of Wednesday afternoon.

Despite the pro-Russian stance of officials regularly censoring postings, opinion was divided between supporting Moscow, holding Russia accountable, accusations of antitrust against the West and Ukraine, and calls for an impartial investigation. This is just a drama that Americans and Ukrainian Nazis have done in an attempt to deviate public opinion, but the people of the world will not ignore with eyes and hearts the facts of US and Ukraine researching bio-weapons,” a posting signed. Read Understands Cold War Better Than America”.

The Russian embassy in Beijing also used the platform to dismiss the allegations, while its Ukrainian counterpart drew attention to Russian war crimes against civilians in Irpin, “another city where atrocities reportedly took place. Before the February 24 war, China had dismissed talks of a Russian invasion as “fake news” and fears of the US. Since then, it has claimed to have an independent, and often contradictory, stance, refusing to use the words “war and aggression” to condemn Russian aggression or even to defend borders and national sovereignty. Emphasizes purity, in clear respect for Moscow.

The Global Times, a nationalist newspaper published by Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily, on Wednesday tried to balance competing messages with an editorial titled ‘Bucha Incident’, which did not use it as an excuse to stir up the situation. should go. Unless Russia and Ukraine can achieve a ceasefire, there will be no end to humanitarian tragedies,” the newspaper said. However, it is regrettable that after the Bucha incident came to light, the US, the initiator of the Ukraine crisis, has shown no signs of urging peace and promoting dialogue, but to escalate Russia-Ukraine tensions and create roadblocks. is ready. Peace talks between the two sides.”