Foreign Minister Qin Gang says China is willing to talk with all sides “to achieve an early ceasefire” in Ukraine as Russia launched several missile strikes.
China open to Ukraine talks, Russia fires missiles
Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang says his country will maintain lines of communication with all parties to the war in Ukraine in seeking a ceasefire amid a new wave of Russian missile strikes on Ukraine.
European countries have repeatedly criticised China for its refusal to describe Russia’s war in Ukraine as an invasion, or to call for a Russian withdrawal.
China has denied concerns that it may be considering arming Russia for its Ukraine campaign, which it calls a “special military operation” against security threats.
“As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and responsible major country, China will neither watch the fire from the other bank nor add fuel to the fire,” Qin told reporters alongside German counterpart Annalena Baerbock during a visit to Berlin.