“Xi is deeply shocked by Wagner’s uprising”

"Xi is deeply shocked by Wagner's uprising"
internationalJul 3 ’23 4:10 p.mauthor: Joel Beldy

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a group of countries that includes China and Russia, is scheduled to meet tomorrow. According to foreign commentator Bernard Hammelberg, Vladimir Putin finally doesn’t feel alone in the world with this group. He continues to receive support from these countries and has managed to maintain his popularity reasonably well.”

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which includes China and Russia, is scheduled to meet tomorrow. (ANP/EPA/Pavel Byrkin/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool Mandatory credit)

Also from China? According to Hammelberg, The New York Times wrote that Chinese President Xi Jinping was shocked by the Wagner Group’s failed attempt to take military power in Russia. “As crazy as it may sound, I have a feeling Xi is letting Putin down a bit, because Putin acted wisely and effectively by arresting the army chief and, as it were, sacking Wagner’s boss Prigozhin.”

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But the Chinese president sees it differently. Xi sees it as a crack in Putin’s natural leadership, which he cannot tolerate. And according to him, leadership should never be suspected,” Hammelburg explains.

“If China shows that it is a bit hesitant, then the West thinks that this is very good news.”

Bernhard Hamelburg

This suspicion of China, according to Hammelburg, is in favor of the Western alliance. “If China shows that it is a bit hesitant, then the West thinks this is very good news.”

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