The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, described the passage of two US Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on August 28th as a provocation.
“We consider it as part of a chain of provocations aimed at comprehensive containment of Beijing, additional pressure and destabilization of the situation in the region in general,” the spokeswoman said at a press conference.
Zakharova reiterated that Taipei’s position does not contribute to strengthening security in the Asia-Pacific area; on the contrary, it makes the situation more complex and unpredictable.
The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that this action by the US military was carried out parallel to the trip of US politicians to the island, ‘all of whom are links in the same chain,’ she emphasized.
“We consider that the solution of the scenario in the Taiwan Strait is a purely internal matter of China, which has the right to take measures to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he added.
Zakharova reiterated the position on Taiwan expressed by Russia on several occasions, which considers that the island is an inalienable part of China.