The Wall Street Journal reported, on Tuesday, that Chinese leader Xi Jinping is preparing to visit Moscow for a summit with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in the coming months.
The Wall Street Journal said that Beijing wants to play a more active role aimed at ending the conflict in Ukraine.
Citing people familiar with the Chinese president’s visit plan, the newspaper said Xi’s meeting with Putin would be part of pushing for multilateral peace talks and allowing China to reiterate its calls for non-use of nuclear weapons in the conflict.
The Chinese delegate to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, confirmed that the announcement of the Chinese plan for peace in Ukraine will take place in the coming days, stressing the need to give peace a chance.
On Tuesday, the Chinese representative told reporters at the United Nations headquarters, “I heard that it will be issued within several days”.
On February 18, China’s chief diplomat, head of the Bureau of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Wang Yi announced that the Chinese authorities would prepare a plan to settle the crisis in Ukraine, stressing the need to give peace a chance.
Wang noted that the plan will be based on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s proposals on peace in Ukraine.
On Tuesday, Wang Yi arrived in Moscow for a visit, where he met with Secretary of the Russian National Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, and is scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Feb 22nd.
It’s not excluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin will also receive him, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
According to media reports, Wang Yi is visiting Moscow with China’s peace plan for Ukraine.
On the other hand, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin refuted the claim made by some US officials that Washington is the defender of peace for the world, stressing that there are many facts that show the true nature of the United States as a source of problems.
The US side announced additional military aid to Ukraine worth 50 million US dollars, which makes people wonder what the US intends to do by falsely claiming that China is providing weapons, and whether the United States considers it fair to tell the world that it wants peace, and yet its defense industry generates huge, dishonest profits.
Wang stressed that the comprehensive strategic coordination partnership between China and Russia is built on the basis of non-alliance, non-confrontation, and non-targeting of any third party, which is the sovereign right of any two independent countries.
“We don’t accept finger pointing from the United States, or even coercion targeting Sino-Russian relations,” he added, explaining that “the United States must seriously think about what it has done, stop fanning the flames or benefit from it, and remain truly committed to promoting peace talks as China does”.