State media say Chinese language chief Xi Jinping has appealed for negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in a cellphone name with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, warning “there isn’t a winner in a nuclear warfare.”
BEIJING — Chinese language chief Xi Jinping appealed for negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in a cellphone name Wednesday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, warning “there isn’t a winner in a nuclear warfare,” state media mentioned, in a long-anticipated dialog after Beijing mentioned it wished to behave as peace mediator.
Xi’s authorities will ship a “particular consultant” to Ukraine for talks a few doable “political settlement,” mentioned a authorities assertion reported by state TV.
China has tried to seem impartial within the warfare however refused to criticize Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint assertion earlier than the February 2020 invasion saying their governments had a “no limits friendship.”
Xi’s authorities launched a peace proposal in February and known as for a cease-fire and talks.
“Negotiation is the one viable manner out,” state TV mentioned in a report on Xi’s feedback to Zelenskyy.
“There isn’t any winner in a nuclear warfare,” the report mentioned. “All events involved ought to stay calm and restrained in coping with the nuclear difficulty and really have a look at the long run and future of themselves and humanity as an entire and work collectively to handle the disaster.”