China threatened to withhold delivery of Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines to Ukraine until the Zelenskiy government withdrew its support for more scrutiny of human rights in Xinjiang,

 the AP reported Friday from Geneva. On Tuesday, Ukraine was one of 40 countries supporting the investigation. On Thursday, Ukraine’s name had been removed. China is Ukraine’s largest single nation trading partner. On Saturday, China’s Foreign Ministry reacted angrily to the AP report, saying: “China’s provision of vaccines and anti-epidemic materials to other countries is not meant to gain benefits from other countries and there isn’t any geopolitical purpose nor any political conditions attached.”