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Ukraine Invasion: China Calls On Ukraine And Russia To Relaunch Peace Talks As Soon As Possible


China has entered the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, stating that it would want to serve as mediator for settlement.
On Thursday, March 16, China’s foreign ministry encouraged Kiev and Moscow to resume peace negotiations “as soon as feasible,” expressing Beijing’s concern that the crisis “may worsen and get out of control.”
Beijing expressed its hope that “all sides will maintain composure, exercise patience, resume peace talks as soon as possible, and return to the course of political settlement” in statement.
Russia-Ukraine War: China calls on Ukraine and Russia to relaunch Peace Talks as soon as possible

Foreign Minister Qin Gang told his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, adding that “China hopes that Ukraine and Russia retain hope for dialogue and negotiation.”

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted that during his call with China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang earlier in the day, they discussed the “significance of the principle of territorial integrity”.

Russia-Ukraine War: China calls on Ukraine and Russia to relaunch Peace Talks as soon as possible

Beijing again mentioned the idea of the so-called peace plan it floated last month as the foreign minister urged Kyiv and Moscow to restart peace talks “as soon as possible”.

China has been criticized by Western countries for failing to condemn Moscow’s invasion of its European neighbour, and last month strongly denied US claims that it was mulling arms shipments to support Russia’s war.

Beijing recently said that it hopes to play a constructive role in resolving the geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine and came up with the peace plan in the form of a 12-point foreign ministry paper for a gradual de-escalation between the warring nations.