Why Zelensky invited Chinese President Xi Jinping to Ukraine

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“Volodymyr Zelensky invites Xi Jinping to Ukraine because he knows he could put pressure on Moscow.” Nathalie Tocci, director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, explained it to Sky TG24. The Ukrainian leader’s proposal had been in the air for a few days and was disclosed during an exclusive interview with the news agency ap published online March 29. Foreign Minister Mao Ning’s spokesman cut the matter short: “Beijing has maintained communication with interested parties, including Ukraine. As for the specific issue mentioned (i.e. the invitation to Kiev, ed) I have no information to provide” (UKRAINE WAR: ALL UPDATES LIVE).

Zelensky: “I haven’t had relations with Xi for a year”

“We are ready to see him here,” said the Ukrainian president in an interview on board a train during one of his trips around the country. “I want to talk to him. I had contact with him before the large-scale war. But during this whole year, more than a year, I haven’t had any more”. Zelensky’s invitation follows Xi’s visit to Moscow: “And the latter was not a great success for the Russians, as they did not cash in on the formalization of the Power of Siberia 2. It is the second pipeline that would connect Russia with China”. Moscow, therefore, “on the one hand has given its willingness – for example to carry out transactions in yuan as happens in African countries – but on the other it has received little”, explains Tocci.

Tocci: “Even China after the US has spoken of a nuclear danger”

Added to this is a point, nuclear: “Even China, after the United States, has repeated that nuclear war cannot be won and therefore must not be fought. And this happened shortly after the announcement of the deployment of tactical weapons in Belarus”, adds Tocci. The Foreign Ministry of Belarus in the past few hours had in fact declared that it was forced to host Russian tactical nuclear weapons on its territory in response to the growing aggressiveness of NATO countries that threaten the security of Belarus itself. “The unilateral coercive measures in the political and economic spheres add up to the growing military potential of NATO’s neighbors right on our borders. Belarus takes forced retaliatory measures to strengthen its security and defence,” the Defense Ministry said. , as reported by the Tax.