Ukraine attaches great importance to China’s international status and significant influence, and also expects Beijing to play an important role in helping Russia end its war of conquest. This is according to Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, who met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, writes the Chinese state agency Xinhua.
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Kuleba wrote this in Twitterspecifying that Wang Yi “confirmed China’s respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as its rejection of the use of force as a means of resolving differences.”
The head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry added, writes the PRC edition, that official Kyiv “is ready to conduct dialogue and negotiations in accordance with national interests.”
As Wang Yi put it, “President Xi Jinping pointed out that it is necessary to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries, fully comply with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, take seriously the legitimate security interests of all countries, and make every effort to contribute to the necessary support for a peaceful resolution of the crisis.” .
Despite the fact that Chinese diplomats and other officials repeat this throughout 2022, the Chinese Foreign Minister called such words “the most authoritative statement of China’s position on the Ukrainian issue.”
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“As a responsible big country and a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has always been committed to promoting peace talks, never sits idly by, never adds fuel to the fire, and never takes advantage of the situation,” Wang Yi added, assuring that Beijing “always stands on the side of the world and will continue to play a constructive role.”
The head of Chinese diplomacy thanked the Ukrainian government and people for their help and care during the evacuation of Chinese personnel from Ukraine, especially foreign students, “which demonstrated the friendly relations between the peoples of the two countries.”
- China has not condemned Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
- In August, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that Russia, whose army is committing various war crimes in the war to destroy Ukraine, including launching rocket attacks on cities and torturing and killing civilians, “is playing an active and constructive role in combating the threat of terrorism.”
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- On September 21, at the UN General Assembly, the French leader said that those who “remain silent about the new imperialism or are secretly involved in it demonstrate a new cynicism that destroys the global order.”
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