Ukraine-Russia, Beijing sent to Kiev: “China wants to restore peace”

Li Hui met Zelensky: “China has always played a constructive role in easing the humanitarian situation in Ukraine”

There China wants to “restore peace” between Ukraine and Russia, said special envoy Li Hui in his meeting today in Kiev with Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky. Li, who continues his mission in Russia, Poland, Germany and France, discussed a “political solution” to the crisis with his interlocutor.

China and Ukraine agreed that they should work together and continue their mutually beneficial cooperation, the Chinese foreign ministry said at the end of the envoy’s visit to Ukraine. “China has always played a constructive role in easing the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and will continue to provide assistance to Ukraine within its capabilities,” the ministry added, adding that Beijing is willing to promote consensus-building in the international community on the basis of the 12-point document presented above.

Yesterday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba underlined that Kiev “does not accept proposals that include the loss of territories or the freezing of the conflict”.

Zelensky could go to the Hiroshima G7 in person

The office of the Ukrainian president does not rule out the possibility that Volodymyr Zelensky could personally attend the G7 summit in Hiroshima. The deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential office Igor Zhovkva told the Japanese agency Kyodo News, adding that “everything will depend on the situation on the battlefield. The final decision will be taken after careful analysis”. In case he does not go to the summit in person, the Ukrainian president would participate by video link.

In the meantime, Japanese government sources have ruled out the possibility of a personal visit by Zelensky to Hiroshima in speaking with the Kyodo news agency. Japan chairs the G7 this year. The summit will be held from tomorrow to 21 May.