The Administration of United States has acknowledged being “very concerned” about the “alignment” of China with Russia in the midst of the crisis caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This Monday we knew data from US intelligence in which it was ensured that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, would have requested arms and economic aid from the Asian giant and, this Tuesday, an even more revealing piece of information was released. Apparently, according to the same sources, food would have been requested prepackaged to feed soldiers.
Indeed, the Ukrainian army made public several days ago that it had seized, in addition to a multitude of armored, packaged food from Russian soldiers that had been out of date for several years. It is therefore not surprising that Russia asks, after three weeks of invading Ukraine, for help in order to keep feeding its army.
The White House has indicated, after the meeting of the Foreign Affairs delegations of USA and China in Rome, who are “very concerned about China’s alignment with Russia at the moment.” It has also been meant that «the National Security Adviser -Jake Sullivan-, has been direct about that concern and for «lthe implications and consequences potential of certain actions that they can take from the Chinese Government ».
Different American officials maintain private contacts with Chinese leaders in the face of growing concern about the type of support that other countries could be giving Russia. “We believe it is important to keep the lines of communication open between the United States and China, particularly in areas where we disagree,” a Biden administration source explained.
Pre-packaged and non-perishable food kits
Among the aid requested by Russia are “food kits pre-packaged and non-perishable for militaryknown in the United States as “meal ready-to-eat” (fast food), or MRE”, according to different sources familiar with the matter.
The Russian request underscores basic logistical challenges that military officials and analysts say have hampered Russia’s progress in Ukraine, and raises questions about the fundamental readiness of the Russian military.
“The US has information suggesting that China has expressed some openness to providing Russia with the requested military and financial assistance in the framework of its war against Ukraine,” a US diplomat told CNN.