US warned by the Kremlin; Nancy Pelosi’s probable visit to Taiwan will raise tensions to a dangerous new level

The Kremlin warned the United States sternly on Tuesday, asserting that Nancy Pelosi’s probable visit to Taiwan will raise tensions to a dangerous new level. Pelosi departed Malaysia on Tuesday for Taiwan, escalating tensions with Beijing, which claims control over the island. Although her final destination from Malaysia was unknown, local Taiwanese media said that she would arrive on Tuesday night and visit as the highest-ranking elected U.S. official to do so in more than 25 years, making history in the process.

According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, such a visit would be “very provocative,” “exacerbate the situation in the region,” and “increase tensions.”

Peskov reaffirmed Russia’s “full solidarity” with China on a conference call with reporters and emphasized that Beijing takes the Taiwan issue seriously.

“He continued by saying that it is regretful that America chose the route of confrontation rather than honoring this sensitivity. Since doing anything else will not help, we can only apologize.”

Taiwan and China split in 1949 as a result of a civil war that saw the communists rule the mainland. Despite the fact that they don’t have any official connections, they do engage in billions of dollars worth of trade and investment. Both sides assert that they represent a single country, but they argue over which one should be in charge.

The remarks made by Peskov emphasized the solid ties that Beijing and Moscow have established since Russia sent forces into Ukraine on February 24. China has persistently refrained from criticizing Russia’s action, attributing Moscow’s instigation to the United States and NATO, and has condemned the severe penalties imposed on Moscow.

Along with naval drills and long-range bomber patrols over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea, Russia and China have recently taken part in a number of joint war games. For the first time last year, Russian troops conducted joint exercises on Chinese soil.

Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, has conceded that a military alliance is not inconceivable, despite the fact that Beijing and Moscow have previously rejected the concept.