China has tried to take a neutral stance in the conflict since Russia invaded Ukraine in late February. The communist nation has attempted to appear to distance itself from Moscow. However, it has confirmed that President Vladimir Putin had justifiable worries and has declined to denounce his aggression. Beijing has attributed the dispute to the US and NATO.
Prior to the Russian incursion in February, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Putin met and agreed to strengthen their bilateral ties. Both leaders declared their opposition to NATO expansion, which was a key demand of Moscow and the impetus behind the Ukrainian assault. It now appears that China and Russia are engaged in a covert effort.
Nine Russian cargo planes visited the communist nation recently during the period of one week, according to a Ukrainian military news website. According to Defense Express, authorities allegedly kept an eye on large freight aircraft that were traveling from the Russian Federation into China and back. It was noticed that some aircraft failed not activate their transponders, making it difficult to estimate the precise number of flights.
The news source reported that spotters at Zhengzhou Airport on Sunday, November 27, recorded footage of the An-124 aircraft landing. They claimed that after that, the jet had been filled with weapons, body armor, clothing, and more. The news outlet from Ukraine claimed to have uploaded the video to Telegram.
Defense Express further noted that nine of the large cargo jets were seen flying between Russia and China by flight tracking services. But just three came back. To avoid being discovered, it advised pilots to turn off their aircraft’s transponders while they were in the air.
It was stated that the itinerary for the return flight was Zhengzhou, Novosibirsk, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Zhengzhou. The largest logistics hub between the most populous nation on Earth and Europe is Zhengzhou. Norinco, a Chinese defense manufacturer, is also housed there.