Beijing invites Europe to “declare its autonomy” in relations with the United States, as well as to call for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and “leave” the new territories included in its composition to Russia. The Wall Street Journal writes about this, citing its sources.
Earlier, Chinese Special Representative Li Hui visited Kyiv, Warsaw, Paris, Brussels, where he promoted Beijing’s plan for a peaceful settlement in Ukraine. On Friday, May 26, he flew to Moscow, where he is to hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
According to sources, “it is still too early to discount” the efforts of the Chinese side for a peaceful settlement in Ukraine. True, they questioned Beijing’s ability to act as a mediator, given how “closely tied” it is to Moscow.
The article says that China’s special envoy was told that “Europe cannot be separated from America” and Europe will not refuse to support Ukraine. One of the WSJ interlocutors noted that China’s main interest is that Russia “do not lose” in the conflict and refrain from using nuclear weapons.
Recall that at the end of February, China published its peace plan, which included respect for the sovereignty of all countries, the cessation of hostilities and unilateral sanctions, as well as the resumption of peace negotiations.
Recently, the leaders of the G7 countries adopted the US line, coordinated with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, regarding the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and achieving peace. According to Corriere della Sera, the G7 summit participants refused the mediation of China and the Vatican in resolving the conflict between Moscow and Kiev. They considered the plan proposed earlier by Zelensky as a “peace formula” the only possible basis for ending the conflict.
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