Russia-Ukraine: China calls for peace
Xi Jinping will give a speech on February 24
The Chinese President, Xi Jinping, will make "a peace speech" on the occasion of the anniversary of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022. This is an official descent from Beijing, a global player that it could give a decisive turning point to the negotiations to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict.
He "will make a peace speech on the occasion of the first year of the war". "He insisted on peace, he said that China wants peace, I hope that China puts real pressure on Moscow", said the foreign minister and vice president of the Council of Ministers, Antonio Tajani, citing the contents of the conversation held yesterday in Rome with the head of the office of the central commission for foreign affairs of the Communist Party of China, Wang Yi.
A "solution acceptable to all" must be found. "What China has always done is to promote peace and negotiations". The more complicated the situation, "the more it is necessary to insist on political and diplomatic efforts to find a solution acceptable to all parties", is written in a Chinese diplomatic note released last night, which mentions the Tajani-Wang Yi talks.
Kiev's position at the moment remains the same: "Negotiations can start when Russia withdraws its troops from the territory of Ukraine. Other options only give Russia time to reorganize forces and resume hostilities at any time", he said. The Ukrainian presidential adviser, Mykhailo Podolyak reiterated today.
Even Moscow is firm on its intention: "The American administration is fueling the ambitions of the Kiev regime to attack our country. The statements made regarding support for the attacks in Crimea are a clear confirmation. Moscow considers this position as an obvious manifestation of bellicose attitude", said spokesman of the Russian embassy in the United States, Igor Girenko.
The Kremlin deems it "unlikely" that US President Joe Biden "will accept Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko's proposal to attend a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk while he is in Europe", said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peshkov.
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