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Ukraine's Foreign Minister knows some details about Chinese "peace plan", but wants to see it in full

Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 14:29
Ukraine's Foreign Minister knows some details about Chinese peace plan, but wants to see it in full
Dmytro Kuleba, photo of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, has said that his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi shared with him the key positions of the "peace plan," which will be examined in detail by the Ukrainian side after receiving the text in full.

Source: Dmytro Kuleba at a joint press conference with Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg; Interfax-Ukraine

Quote from Kuleba: "Yes, we had a meeting with China's top diplomat, Wang Yi, and he shared with me the key points of China's 'peace plan'. 

We are looking forward to receiving the text, because this is not something where you can draw conclusions just by hearing what the plan is about. We need to know all the details. As soon as we get the document, we will carefully study it and draw conclusions."


Details: Ukraine’s Foreign Minister emphasised that the "peace formula" initiated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy remains a top priority.

Kuleba also noted that all Chinese actions in the context of Russian aggression against Ukraine should be aimed at protecting the principle of Ukraine's territorial integrity.

Background: Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission, expressed reservations about the peace initiative announced by China regarding the war in Ukraine.


On Monday, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed European officials, that the Chinese plan for a peaceful settlement of Russia's war against Ukraine contains calls for a ceasefire and arms supplies to Ukraine.

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Wang Yi, Head of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, said that China does not want the "crisis" in Ukraine to continue. "We don't want to add fuel to the fire and we don't want to benefit from the crisis. We want to contribute to finding peace, we are on the side of peace and dialogue," he added.

Wang Yi reminded that Chinese President Xi Jinping had suggested on the second day of Russia's full-scale invasion that Ukraine and Russia should sit down and discuss ways to resolve the "crisis". 

He reaffirmed his position that the territorial integrity and principles of the UN Charter must be respected, nuclear war must not be started and cannot be won, nuclear power plants must not be under fire, and chemical and biological weapons must not be used under any circumstances.

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