TALLINN – China was aware of Russia's planned aggression in Ukraine and Russia has continued to coordinate its activities with China during the war, it appears from the recently published annual review of the Estonian Internal Security Service (ISS).
"Although Russia's actions have been diplomatically inconvenient for China, putting pressure on China and diverting attention from issues important to China, China has not publicly condemned the war," the ISS said.
According to the ISS, China has not shown strong support for Russia's military activities, although it partly uses Russia's rhetoric in its diplomatic relations.
"China continues to look for ways to ensure that its own interests are pursued in the post-war world without publicly choosing a side," the ISS said.
According to the ISS, the embassy of the People's Republic of China in Tallinn is closely following the development of the topic of Ukraine in Estonian media, is using the Kremlin's talking points in its rhetoric, but is also avoiding publicly taking a side when it comes to the topic of Ukraine.