Ukraine is looking for opportunities speak directly with Chinese President Xi Jinpingto end the war. This was stated by the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky in a newspaper interview South China Morning Post.
“I would like to speak directly. I had one conversation with Xi Jinping, that was a year ago. Since the beginning of the large-scale aggression on February 24, we have officially asked for a conversation, but we have not had a single conversation with China, although I believe that this would be useful,” – said the President of Ukraine.
Zelensky urged China to use its enormous political and economic influence over Russia to end the fighting.
By the way, the South China Morning Post notes that this is the first interview of the President of Ukraine to the Asian media since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russian troops into the territory of Ukraine. Chinese journalists phoned Zelensky via Zoom, the conversation lasted 40 minutes.
Recall that Bloomberg believes that Beijing may put pressure on Putin, forcing him to agree to a compromise in the war against Ukraine, but will not do so. Hope that President Joe Biden will be able to persuade Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help stop the war in Ukrainewill have to be postponed. China wants the conflict to end quickly. But he will not use his influence to bring peace closer.
Read more about China’s attitude to the Russian invasion in the article. Natalia Butyrskaya “Why China doesn’t want Ukraine to defeat Russia“.