Kyiv: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said on Thursday that he had not seen any Chinese plan to end Russia’s war against Ukraine, but that it would be “desirable” for Chinese and Ukrainian officials to meet.
On the eve of the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, he said that Kiev had already announced its desire for such a meeting.
“We would like to meet with China,” he said during a press briefing in Kiev with visiting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. “This is in the interest of Ukraine today.”
China’s top diplomat said Beijing would outline its position on resolving the Ukrainian conflict through political means in a document that would invoke the principles of the United Nations’ founding charter and take into account territorial integrity, sovereignty and security concerns.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is also expected to give a “peace speech” on February 24, the anniversary of the invasion of Moscow.
Zelensky said he had only heard “general things” about China’s proposals through Ukrainian diplomats, but that it was encouraging that China was considering brokering peace.