During her visit to Brussels, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman again warned China against providing “material support” to Russia. Beijing has seen what the West has imposed in terms of sanctions and export controls, Sherman said at an online event hosted by Brussels-based think tank Friends of Europe. “That should give them [the Chinese] some idea of the menu from which we can choose, if they were to provide material support.” Sherman did not specify whether this would include arms shipments or even financial aid. “We don’t want a conflict,” Sherman stressed after a meeting with European External Action Service (EEAS) Secretary-General Stefano Sannino on Thursday.
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