OREANDA-NEWS  China can start supplying weapons to Russia only if it finds itself in a crisis situation on the battlefield. Such a condition for Moscow's military support was called by South Korean experts.

"China will only intervene directly if the Russian army begins to roll back from the Donbass, and the fighting begins to approach the original Russian border. Until then, there is hardly a need for Beijing to supply lethal weapons," said Chong Jae—hyun, director of the Center for Chinese Studies at the Sejong Institute.

The probability of official military support of Moscow by Beijing is low, according to the head of the Department of Russian Studies at the Hanguk University of Foreign Languages, Jae Sun Hong. In his opinion, China will not take this step in order not to create a situation of confrontation between Russia and China against the West and the United States.

"Unless there is a situation in which Russia suffers a catastrophic defeat on the front line, China will continue to act with caution," the expert is convinced.

Earlier, Mikhail Podolyak, an adviser to the office of the Ukrainian president, said that in the case of arms supplies to Moscow, Beijing is waiting for an aggressive reaction from Kiev. The politician did not specify what measures could be taken in such a situation.