Russia Appreciates China's Plan to Resolve the Ukrainian Conflict
Russia Appreciates China's Plan to Resolve the Ukrainian Conflict

Russia’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, says Moscow appreciated China’s plan to resolve the conflict in Ukraine and said it was open to achieving the goals of what it calls its “special military operation” through political and diplomatic means.

She said:

We appreciate the sincere desire of our Chinese friends to contribute to resolving the conflict in Ukraine by peaceful means... We share the views of Beijing.

However, this would also mean recognising “new territorital realities” in Ukraine, Zakharova said, referring to Russia’s unilateral annexation of four Ukrainian regions - Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia - as well as of Crimea.

Her remarks came as Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said there were points in the Chinese proposals that were understandable” and “there are those that we don’t”.

“But it’s something,” he added at a news conference on the first anniversary of the Russian invasion.

Zelenskiy said:

China has shown its thoughts. I believe that the fact that China started talking about Ukraine is not bad.

But the question is what follows the words. The question is in the steps and where they will lead to.

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