China's ambassador to Ukraine, Du Wei, told the United States on Friday not to interfere in Kyiv's affairs.
The statement came two days after U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton told Ukraine to avoid being lured into China's orbit by what he called Beijing's "debt diplomacy" amid a Chinese move to buy a Ukrainian aerospace giant, as reported by Reuters.
As reported earlier, the Chinese holding Beijing Skyrizon Aviation is interested in buying more than 50% stake of Zaporizhia-based JSC Motor Sich. Ukraine's state-run Ukroboronprom military-industrial concern may get another 25% stake free of charge. The Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine must approved the deal. According to media reports, the Chinese side is committed to contribute US$100 million to Ukraine's national budget for the development of the aircraft industry.