Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen that China opposes any move to “throw more fuel into the fire” in Ukraine.
Wang called for talks Crisis in UkraineTalks about creating a “balanced” European defense mechanism, according to a report by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
In a phone call on Saturday, the Chinese diplomat said the United States and Europe should focus on the negative impact of NATO’s eastern expansion on Russia’s security.
During the conversation, US State Department spokesman Netflix said in a statement that Blingen had again pressured China to criticize Russia.
China, which has expressed opposition to unilateral sanctions imposed on Moscow by the United States, the European Union and other Western countries, has so far refrained from condemning the Russian occupation of Ukraine.
The U.S. State Department says the call between the two diplomatic leaders will focus on the “pre-planned and unnecessary” conflict provoked by Russia.
Flinken used the opportunity to remind Wang that “the world is watching to see which countries uphold the basic principles of freedom, self-determination and sovereignty.”
The US Secretary of State stressed that the world was acting in “unity” in response to the Russian occupation and that Moscow was seeking to “pay a high price” for its actions.
Beijing defended the territorial sovereignty of the nations, but a Ambiguous position Two UN agencies have condemned the conflict in Ukraine and condemned Russia. Not by ballot, one on the Security Council and one on the General Assembly.
In an interview released on Saturday, Joseph Borel, the head of European diplomacy, backed China’s efforts to mediate a possible solution to the conflict in Ukraine.
“It simply came to our notice then [europeus] Be the mediator, it’s obvious, “Borel told the Spanish newspaper The worldHe recalled the bilateral diplomatic talks that have brought Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany together since 2014 as part of the peace process in eastern Ukraine.
However, the diplomat stressed that possible Chinese mediation has not yet been proposed by the European Union or China.
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