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Vladimir Putin backs Chinese plan to resolve Ukraine war

Vladimir Putin backs Chinese plan to resolve Ukraine war

The Russian president, Vladimir Putinstated that his country supports the proposal to resolve the war in Ukraine Presented by Chinaa country where he is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, Thursday for a two-day visit.

In an interview with the official Xinhua news agency published this Wednesday, Putin expressed favorable opinions about Beijing’s position regarding a political solution to the conflict.

Putin valued China’s understanding of “the roots and geopolitical impact” of the war, thus referring to a document published in February 2023 that summarizes the Asian giant’s position on the “Political Resolution of the Ukraine Crisis,” how The conflict is called in the country.

This document, which includes a 12-point proposal, reflects, according to PutinChina’s “sincere desire to stabilize the situation” and suggests an approach that avoids the “Cold War mentality.”

In addition, the Russian leader emphasized the “four principles for the peaceful resolution” of the war promoted a month ago by his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, which “fit perfectly” into the Chinese proposal and guarantee “indivisible security and respect to international law and the Charter of the United Nations.”

The president emphasized that his country “has not refused to negotiate” to resolve the more than two-year-old conflict.

“We are open to dialogue on Ukraine, but such negotiations must take into account the interests of all countries involved in the conflict, including ours,” Putin stated.

Your visit to Chinawhich begins this Thursday and will last until Friday, takes place after Xi’s recent trip to Europe amid pressure from the West for the Chinese leader to use his influence over his Russian counterpart to end his offensive in Ukraine .

Xi’s tour, who had not visited Europe for five years, had stops in France, Serbia and Hungary.

Beijing, which has deepened its ties with Moscow Since the conflict broke out, he has called for an international conference that is “recognized by both Russia and Ukraine” to resume dialogue.

Regarding the conflict in Ukraine, China has insisted on the need to respect both the “sovereignty and territorial integrity” and the “legitimate security concerns” of all countries and rejected any unilateral sanctions.

The visit also comes after the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinkenasked Beijing at the end of April to “not help Russia” and not to supply it with components that could be used in its war against Ukraine.

Beijing has denied that it has sold weapons to Russia and assures that it maintains a “normal” commercial relationship with Moscow.

However, US officials have warned in recent weeks that Chinese companies are helping the Russian arms industry by selling equipment that could be used for the production of ballistic missiles.

In February 2022, shortly before the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Xi and Putin proclaimed in Beijing the “unlimited friendship” between their nations.

Since then, they have defended that their ties “do not threaten any country” and that, in reality, “they advance the multipolarization of the world.”

Source: Gestion

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