China urges END to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as it calls for ceasefire, peace talks: Beijing publishes 12-point plan to resolve conflict on eve of Putin’s war anniversary
- China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday: “Conflict and war benefit no one.”
- The call for peace talks comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the Ukrainian War
China has urged an end to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as its foreign ministry on Thursday called for a ceasefire and peace talks.
The communist state said it wants to prevent the crisis from spiraling out of control, saying dialogue and negotiation are the only viable ways to resolve the conflict, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry position paper released on Friday.
On the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China has called for a comprehensive ceasefire of the fighting and is gradually promoting de-escalation and easing the situation.
Conflict and war benefit no one. All parties must be rational and exercise restraint, avoid fanning the flames and escalating tensions, and prevent the crisis from deteriorating further or even spiraling out of control,” the statement said.
The plan issued Friday morning by the Foreign Ministry also calls for an end to Western sanctions imposed on Russia, measures to ensure the safety of nuclear facilities, the establishment of humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilians and steps to ensure the export of grains after the interruptions. it caused world food prices to skyrocket.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has set targets for the second year of the invasion and, after a series of speeches leading up to the anniversary, announced plans to deploy the new Sarmat multi-warhead ICBMs this year.
“Nuclear weapons must not be used and nuclear war cannot be waged,” the statement said. “We oppose the development, use of biological and chemical weapons by any country under any circumstances.”
The Russian despot smiled as he shook hands with Wang Yi inside the Kremlin today during their impromptu meeting, proudly displaying his deepening ties with China amid its barbaric invasion of Ukraine.
China has claimed to be neutral in the conflict but has an “unlimited” relationship with Russia and has refused to criticize its invasion of Ukraine or even refer to it as such, accusing the West of provoking the conflict and “stirring up the flames” providing Ukraine with defensive weapons.
Russia and China have increasingly aligned their foreign policies to oppose the US-led liberal international order.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi reaffirmed the strength of those ties when he met Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to Moscow this week.
China has also been accused by the United States of possibly preparing to provide military aid to Russia, something Beijing says lacks evidence.
Given China’s positions, that raises questions about whether its 12-point proposal has any hope of getting through, or whether China is seen as an honest broker.