Explaining complex things in simple words: Beijing's calls for resolving the

Explaining complex things in simple words: Beijing's calls for resolving the "crisis", war in the sky, enemy logistics

The Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security pursues efforts to provide a brief explanation to foreign audiences on the current topics of particular interest as regards Ukraine.  


Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin called Russian aggression against Ukraine a "Ukrainian crisis" and said that it "cannot have winners and losers."

The term "Ukrainian crisis" is unacceptable for characterizing the Russian-Ukrainian war. Ukraine is neither the cause nor the source of crisis phenomena in international relations.

The real situation would be more consistent with the concept of "Russian crisis" because it was Putin's regime that turned its country into a source of instability and threats.

In the war with Russia, Ukraine is not competing for the laurels of the winner. Ukrainians are only interested in security and justice, but the Kremlin regime is not ready to negotiate about these basic needs.

Restoration of stable peace is impossible while condoning aggression and accepting the occupation of foreign territories.

Moscow started the war, and it is Moscow that can end it at any moment by withdrawing the occupation troops from Ukraine and returning to compliance with international law.


According to the Main Directorate of Intelligence, the Russian Federation has about 100 Su-35 fighters, more than 100 Su-34 fighter-bombers, 7 A-50U airborne early warning and control aircraft.

Russia has stepped up the use of combat aircraft in the war. The enemy is actively using aircraft to terrorize the border cities of Ukraine and settlements on the front line, dropping guided bombs and general-purpose air-dropped bombs (FABs).

The dominance of Russian aviation is an obstacle to the de-occupation of the occupied territories.

Air bombs are a weapon of terrible destructive power that literally "changes the landscape." The aggressor state actively uses them against the civilian population in Kharkiv and in Sumy Oblast.

The only way to defend against Russian bombs is to destroy enemy planes. Air defence forces have already made significant progress in this area, but it is still insufficient for a drastic change.

This change is possible only if Ukraine has a sufficient number of F-16s aircraft and additional air defence systems. We expect that partners will contribute to realizing this goal in the near future.


The Russians are laying a railway from Rostov-on-Don to the temporarily occupied Crimea through the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson oblasts.

Moscow has long ceased to consider the Kerch Bridge as a reliable transportation artery to support the military contingent in the occupied Crimea and in Tavria.

Everyone understands that the destruction of the Kerch Bridge is a matter of time. The Ukrainian Defence Forces will not leave this structure, illegally built by Russia, alone.

Russia is feverishly trying to establish alternative ways to provide for the occupation troops.

The Ukrainian command is aware in detail of the measures taken by the occupiers to build a railway in the temporarily occupied territories.

Any increase in the enemy's capabilities is a threat that needs to be addressed. There will certainly be a reaction. The new rail link by land is a legitimate military target for the Ukrainian Defence Forces, as is the Kerch Bridge.

Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security

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