Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed during his phone talks with Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky this week that Beijing’s core position on the conflict in Ukraine is to promote peace and talks.
Although Сhina’s 12-point plan on Ukraine is not a road map, it may help bring Moscow and Beijing to the negotiating table, journalist and political analyst KJ Noh said.
China’s Foreign Ministry, in turn, announced after the talks that it would send an envoy to Ukraine and other countries to help conduct in-depth communication with all parties to achieve a political settlement.
Touching upon Beijing’s 12-point peace plan on Ukraine, he called it pretty interesting, it’s essentially China’s position.
It’s not a road map, but it has some basic principles that come after those of the nonaligned movement, you know, respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty and then, you know, call for peace and cessation of hostilities, referring to the document as a mixed bag.
Noh argued that the plan can be used as a platform to start this process of moving towards a political settlement and that the timing is right.
There are a variety of environmental factors that create the possibility for some meaningful negotiation between Moscow and Kiev.
The remarks come a few days after Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on the Xi-Zelensky talks, saying that Moscow notes Beijing’s readiness to establish a negotiation process to settle the conflict in Ukraine.
According to the Russian diplomat, Kiev is still rejecting any sensible initiatives aimed at a political and diplomatic settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, posing ultimatums with deliberately unrealistic demands.
This followed Beijing unveiling a 12-point document titled China’s Position on the Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis, promoting, among other things, respect of the sovereignty of all countries, the cessation of hostilities and the resumption of peace talks between Moscow and Kiev.
The Russian Foreign Ministry responded by saying that Russia values China’s sincere desire to contribute to the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine.
The Kremlin has repeatedly emphasized its readiness to negotiate, while the government in Kiev has ruled out any talks as long as Vladimir Putin remains president of Russia.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2023.
NATO nor Kiev wants peace, they want Putin to go in order to win the political and strategic battle.
I have an excellent peace plan; 1) Russia holds onto Crimea and other annexed territory. 2) Most of the Western World do not recognize it, but, unofficially, nobody really cares. It essentially becomes like occupied territory like Israel and parts of the West Bank. 3) A demilitarized zone is established is between Ukraine proper and the annexed regions. 4) The security of Ukraine proper is guaranteed by NATO/The West, the Ukraine essentially joins the EU. Everyone claims victory and goes home. As for sanctions, I don’t think it matters that much. The West will never do business with Russia again,… Read more »
The only political settlement needs to start with restoring the legitimately elected government of 2014 before the usa sponsored coup took place. then all prlblems are solved
No, problem not solved. How is the world can you expect the rest of Ukraine carry on as if nothing has happened.
Should it not be “how in the world can you expect Russia to ignore NATO breaking its own treaty with Russia by moving its troops right up to Russia’s border and Russia not think its existence is being threatened ” ??? Especially as America has said it wants to destroy Russia- take it over- split it up-give some to Israel – ask yourselves would America sit back if Russian troops and missiles were in Mexico or Cuba for that matter?? No— China is just looking after its financial welfare –ask China if it doesn’t mind Taiwan being annexed by the… Read more »
Debt is poverty, which creates extended slavery?
“Right on the money ” as they say – once in debt you are no more than a serf to the banks and by extension your government.
You must obey the System if you wish to survive so must be compliant and not rebel against the “Established Order ” .