China rejects the conflict in Ukraine, but also has no intention of escalating it. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made such a statement at the meeting of the UN Security Council in New York, Lenta.ru correspondent reports.
The Chinese diplomat noted that the negative impact of the conflict is becoming more and more serious and called peaceful settlement the top priority. He also supported the efforts of the EU and major European countries to establish a dialogue between Russia and Ukraine in the context of the crisis.
A day earlier, Wang Yi called for the resumption of direct dialogue between Moscow and Kiev without preconditions. He added that the crisis surrounding Ukraine is inextricably linked with everything that is happening in the world and “the more complicated the situation, the more important it is to look for ways of cooperation.”
The West against Russia and China
According to the Serbian leader, the situation could turn from the phase of a special military operation into a major military confrontation, “which we have not had since the Second World War.”
The position of the Kremlin
Despite Western concerns about cooperation between the two powers, Russia and China do not aim to rule the world, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
He also drew attention to the fact that Moscow and Beijing have a similar attitude towards provocative actions, “the source of which is the United States of America.” According to him, Russia and China unanimously appreciate “the inadmissibility of such destabilizing behavior”.
The leaders discussed the crisis in Ukraine and the situation in Taiwan. Putin noted that Moscow condemns the provocations of the United States and its satellites in the Taiwan Strait. The Russian president also appreciated Beijing’s balanced position regarding the Ukraine crisis. For his part, Xi Jinping emphasized China’s readiness to work with Russia and provide support for the key interests of the two states.
On September 11, it was reported that Xi Jinping will leave China for the first time in more than two years and travel to Central Asia, where he will meet with Vladimir Putin. This trip will be his first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A meeting of world leaders is planned in Uzbekistan within the framework of the SCO summit, which will take place on September 15-16.