China’s envoy to “settle” the war, Li Hui, during his visits to European countries, called for the West to call for an “immediate ceasefire”, while leaving the territories temporarily occupied by Russia. This, referring to European officials familiar with the negotiations, reports The Wall Street Journal.
The publication writes that Li Hui “carried a clear message: US allies in Europe should declare their autonomy and call for an immediate ceasefire, leaving Russia in possession of part [территории] of its smaller neighbour, which it now occupies.”
Li Hui, who visited Kiev, Warsaw, Berlin, Paris and Brussels this month, urged European governments to consider China as an economic alternative to the United States and said they must “act quickly to end the conflict between Russia and Ukraine,” the journalists said. before it spreads.”
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According to one of the diplomats, the Chinese envoy was told that “Europe cannot be separated from America,” and that Europe will not refuse to support Ukraine.
Another diplomat suggested that China’s main interests appeared to be that Russia not lose the war and that Moscow refrain from using nuclear weapons.
- On April 26, it became known that Li Hui would become the representative of China, whom Beijing would send to Ukraine to “possibility of a political settlement” of the war. Hui 10 years was the ambassador in Russia.
- On May 16 and 17, Li Hui, on behalf of the head of China Xi Jinping visited Ukraine. Foreign Minister Kuleba at a meeting with the envoy told him that Ukraine will not accept no options that involve the loss of territories or the freezing of the conflict.
- Following the meeting between Li Hui and President Zelensky On May 18, the Chinese Foreign Ministry published a report stating that Ukraine and Russia “you have to start with yourself” to start peace talks.
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