Alignment with Moscow is of course not a principle: it is a strategic partnership "from which nothing is excluded" (February 4), but not an alliance.
There are several recurring themes in Chinese statements. In order: it is all NATO's fault, Europeans are NATO followers, a new European security order is needed; we have a "situation", "events" are occurring, and the words invasion and war are not uttered. When Chinese media destined for foreign audiences publish questionable pictures of destruction - Hu Xijin accusing the Ukrainians of using civilians as human shields is a case in point! Within China, the term "Nazism" with regards to Ukraine is thrown around loosely in anti-Western social media posts. Once again, things have gotten rather Orwellian.