U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that China needs to take action to help end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine or face a loss of its position in the world.

According to The Associated Press (AP), Yellen made the remarks at the Atlantic Council think tank on Wednesday, April 13, a week before the International Money Fund and World Bank Group Spring Meetings, which will start from April 18-24, to address issues affecting the global economy in relation to the Russia-Ukraine war.

Yellen said, in her speech, “China has recently affirmed a special relationship with Russia. I fervently hope that China will make something positive of this relationship and help to end this war.”

Her direct request to China reflects the growing frustration of the United States and its alliance with Beijing’s attitude towards Russia.

She said, “The unified coalition of sanctioning countries will not be indifferent to actions that undermine the sanctions we’ve put in place.”

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