Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said Beijing hopes Russia and Ukraine will return to peace talks and create space for a political resolution to the crisis.
“China hopes that Ukraine and Russia will maintain the hope of dialogue and negotiations… No matter how great the difficulties and challenges, the door to a political settlement should not be closed,” Gan said in a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
As Qin Gang noted, China will continue to play a constructive role in resolving the crisis and restoring peace in Ukraine. “China will continue to play a constructive role in the ceasefire and hostilities, resolving the crisis and restoring peace in Ukraine,” he said.
According to him, China is concerned about the protracted crisis in Ukraine and the possibility of the situation getting out of control. “China is concerned about the protracted crisis in Ukraine and the possibility of it spiraling out of control. We hope that all parties will remain calm, rational and restrained, continue negotiations as soon as possible and return to the path of a political settlement,” he said.