KIEV (Reuters) – U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton warned on Wednesday of the threat of unfair Chinese trade practices during a trip to Kiev and said he had discussed his concerns with officials, including President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Asked about a possible acquisition by China of Ukrainian aircraft engine maker Motor Sich, Bolton told reporters he did not want to discuss specific companies or transactions and that such deals were a sovereign matter for Ukraine.
But he made clear Washington disapproved.
“We laid out our concerns about … unfair Chinese trade practices, threats to national security we’ve seen in the United States…” he said at a news conference in Kiev.
(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk in Kiev and Vladimir Soldatkin in Moscow ; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn)