The Chinese President Xi Jingping has called for “maximum restraint” of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Tuesday.
Jinping said that he is “pained to see the flames of war reignited in Europe” and warned the situation is “worrying.”
Following a virtual meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Jingping made the comments and said the priority now is to prevent the war from escalating or “spinning out of control.”
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported that China’s President said three countries should jointly hold peace talks to end the war.
On Monday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described his country’s friendship with Russia as “rock solid” and said the causes of the “Ukraine situation” are “complex” which had not happened overnight.
Wang said, “Solving complex problems requires calmness and rationality, rather than adding fuel to the fire and intensifying contradictions.”
He added, that China has already done “some work” to help promote peace talks and “China is willing to continue to play a constructive role in pushing for peace and promoting talks, and is willing to work with the international community to carry out necessary mediation when needed.”
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