This is stated in the comments of the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
She called the explanations that Beijing gave about the entry of a balloon into US airspace as a result of force majeure circumstances quite sufficient and understandable.
“China acted responsibly in this difficult situation, which cannot be said about the impulsive reaction of Washington and the American media: it is difficult to call it otherwise than hysterical,” Zakharova said.
According to her, Washington continues “for far-fetched reasons, and more often without them, to denigrate and demonize states” that do not intend to “dance to their tune.”
On February 4, the US military shot down a Chinese balloon that had entered US airspace.
China called such a move excessive.
According to the Pentagon, the balloon was used to monitor US strategic facilities.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry explained that the balloon was used for scientific research.