Russia indicated on Monday that the plan proposed last week by China to resolve the war in Ukraine “deserved attention”, but that the necessary conditions for a “peaceful” solution are not met “for now”.
“We consider the plan of our Chinese friends with great attention (…) It is a long process. For now, we do not see the premises for this matter to take a peaceful path.”, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told the press.
On Friday, the Chinese regime presented a document in which it explains in twelve points its “position for a political solution to the crisis in Ukraine” and in which it emphasizes the need for “dialogue and negotiations” and “respect for the sovereignty of the countries”. The initiative also contemplates a cessation of hostilities, the opening of negotiations, an exchange of prisoners, the protection of nuclear power plants and a lifting of “unilateral” sanctions.
The Chinese plan had already been met with skepticism by Western countries. The United States remarked that the document should have stayed in the first two lines, which call for respect for the sovereignty of countries.
The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, said on Friday that China’s peace proposal for Ukraine must be improved “in order to be credible” and “so that China is not seen as biased” in the conflict.
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