Ukrainian soldiers at an earlier reception of Javelin missiles from the US – Photo: AFP
In response to a question on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ recent visit to Russia and Ukraine, Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry, told a regular news conference: We welcome Mr Guterres’ mediation efforts to defuse tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
China always supports Russia and Ukraine in overcoming difficulties and pursuing negotiations, and welcomes all efforts by the international community to promote peace talks.
According to Mr. Trieu Lap Kien, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has been going on for more than two months and is having “far-reaching implications, the scale of which is becoming increasingly evident and worrying”. He said this conflict and the sanctions against Russia had caused euro-zone energy prices to rise 44.7% year-on-year.
As inflation increases, these effects make people more and more affected, while “in the opposite direction, American arms dealers, grain dealers, and American dealers make a lot of money. “.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman also reiterated that Beijing stands ready to work with other countries to resolve the current tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
On April 26, a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry, Wang Wenbin, also said that the Beijing government supports solving the conflict in Ukraine through diplomacy and does not want World War III to occur.
Responding to a question from the press, Mr. Uong Van Bin said, “No one wants to see World War III… We must support the promotion of peace talks (between Russia and Ukraine).”
According to Mr. Uong, the armed conflict in Ukraine should not be prolonged. He stressed the need to prevent the negative consequences that could cause the impact of the Ukraine conflict to spread around the world.
“We hope that all relevant parties will show equality and prevent escalation,” the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman concluded.