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US official: Ukraine model for Taiwan defense against China’s ‘sovereignty’ violation
As tensions continue to rise between China and Taiwan, a US official has suggested that Ukraine could serve as a model for Taiwan’s defense against China’s “sovereignty” violation.
The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Ukraine’s experience in dealing with Russian aggression could provide valuable lessons for Taiwan in defending its sovereignty.
“Ukraine has faced similar challenges to Taiwan in terms of defending its territorial integrity and sovereignty,” the official said. “They have had to deal with Russian aggression and have developed some effective strategies for countering it.”
The official suggested that Taiwan could learn from Ukraine’s experience in developing a strong military, building alliances with other countries, and investing in advanced technology to counter China’s military capabilities.
“Taiwan needs to be prepared for any eventuality, and that means investing in its military and building strong alliances with other countries,” the official said. “It also means investing in advanced technology, such as missile defense systems, to counter China’s military capabilities.”
The official’s comments come amid growing concerns over China’s increasing military presence in the region and its aggressive actions towards Taiwan. China has repeatedly threatened to use force to reunify Taiwan with the mainland, and has stepped up military drills and patrols in the Taiwan Strait.
Taiwan, for its part, has been working to strengthen its military capabilities and build alliances with other countries, including the United States. In recent years, Taiwan has purchased advanced weapons systems from the US, including F-16 fighter jets and Patriot missile defense systems.
Despite these efforts, Taiwan remains vulnerable to China’s military might, and the US official’s comments highlight the need for continued vigilance and preparedness.
“Taiwan is a vital partner and ally of the United States, and we will continue to support its efforts to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the official said. “We believe that Ukraine’s experience can provide valuable lessons for Taiwan in this regard, and we will work closely with Taiwan to ensure its security and stability.”