Is China considering arming Russia — 2 years into Ukraine war?

A rocket is fired as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues in Donetsk region, Ukraine. February 27, 2023. Photo by REUTERS/Lisi Niesner.

American officials are increasingly concerned that China will supply Russia with weapons as the war in Ukraine enters its second year. This comes as the president of Belarus, a major Kremlin ally, heads to Beijing for a state dinner this week. Until now, China has remained cautious about getting too involved. The country supports Russia diplomatically and has bought its oil and gas, but it still refuses to supply direct military aid. 



  • Oriana Skylar Mastro - center fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University; non-resident senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute