Diplomatic Exchange Between China-Ukraine Signals Xi-Zelenskiy May Finally Talk

Chinese Foreign Minster Wang Yi reiterated China’s effort to negotiate cease-fire talks on Monday with Ukraine counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, in a exchange talk since March 1, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

The development followed days after European leaders urged President Xi to make greater effort to halt war in Ukraine.

Wang noted that Xi had “comprehensively expounded” on the need for dialogue and peace talks, but the Chinese diplomat made no new commitments toward mediating the conflict.

“China does not seek geopolitical interests, nor will it watch the event from a safe distance while sitting idle, or add fuel to the fire,” Wang said.

Following Xi’s video summit on Friday with European Union leaders, a senior Chinese Foreign Ministry official said a call between the Chinese and Ukrainian leaders has “always been on the agenda.”

Earlier Ukraine’s President  Zelenskiy told Fox News on Friday that Ukraine wanted China among the security guarantors for any deal.