Russian Foreign Ministry statement on US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

Russian Foreign Ministry
Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, arrived in Taiwan on August 2. We consider her visit a clear provocation in keeping with the US’s aggressive policy of comprehensive containment of the PRC.

We believe relations between both sides of the Taiwan Strait are exclusively China’s domestic affair. The Chinese side is entitled to take any measures necessary to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity in terms of the Taiwan issue.

Russia's principled position remains unchanged: we operate on the premise that there is only one China, and the PRC government is the only legitimate government representing all of China, and that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China.

In the Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China on international relations entering a new era and on sustainable global development, which was adopted after the talks between the leaders of our countries on February 4, the Russian side reaffirmed its adherence to the “one China” principle and opposed the independence of the island in any form.

We call on Washington to refrain from actions, that undermine regional stability and international security, and to recognise the new geopolitical reality, which has no place for US hegemony.