Ukrainian President, Volodimir Zelenskyassured this Tuesday that he has not seen, for the moment, “any official document” on the peace plan announced by the head of Chinese diplomacy, Wangyi, during his appearance at the Munich Security Conference.
Zelensky pointed out, during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who is currently in Ukraine, that is aware that there was an “informal communication” in this regardalthough for the moment he indicated that he has not read “any official document”.
“I think it’s important to have a position”, explained the Ukrainian president, adding that Kiev is interested in peace initiatives from all states, including Europeans, Africans, India or China, according to statements collected by the news agency ukrinform.
Wang, Chinese state councilor, announced on Saturday from Munich that Beijing is finalizing preparations for a “peace initiative” to end the war in Ukraine under the principles of the United Nations Charterin an effort to clear up the apparent “return to the Cold War mentality” that reigns among the world’s superpowers, in his opinion.
“Trust among the world’s great powers is faltering”, he declared during his appearance, the first by a Chinese diplomat of his caliber in the forum since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19.
He assured that the sanctions policy is not a solution by becoming an obstacle to dialogue as the main tool in conflict resolution. “After all, you have to give peace a chance”, he stated.
Zelensky, warned on Monday that the Chinese regime’s support for Russia in its illegal invasion of Ukraine would provoke a World War.
“It is important to us that China does not support the Russian Federation in this war. In fact, I would like him to be on our side,” Zelensky told the German newspaper Die Welt. “At the moment, however, I don’t think it’s possible.”
“But I do see an opportunity for China to make a pragmatic assessment of what is happening here,” he added. “Because if China allies with Russia, there will be a world war, and I think China is aware of that”.
Nearly a year after Russia invaded Ukraine, new questions are being raised about China’s possible willingness to offer Moscow military aid in the deepening conflict.
In an interview aired on Sunday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said US intelligence suggests China is considering providing weapons and munitions to Russia, an involvement in the Kremlin’s war effort that he says , would be a “serious problem”.
For its part, the European Union added on Monday that if China supplies Russia with weapons, it will cross “a red line” in the relationship with Brussels.
The regime of Xi Jinping He came out to deny the versions.
China maintains a stance that claims to be pacifist but remains ambiguous: it has refused to criticize Russia for its actions or even call them an invasion in deference to Moscow. At the same time, she insists that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations must be upheld.
The question now is whether China is willing to turn that rhetorical support into material support.
(With information from Europa Press and Reuters and The Associated Press)
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