China requests for ‘ceasefire through dialogue’ after Putin’s speech – Nexus News
China has requested for a “ceasefire through dialogue” after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a partial military mobilization despite the war in Ukraine.
“We call on the relevant parties to realize a ceasefire through dialogue and consultation, and find a solution that accommodates the legitimate security concerns of all parties as soon as possible,” China’s foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin informed a regular press briefing on Wednesday.
“We always maintain that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries should be respected, the purposes and principles of the UN Charter should be abided by, the legitimate security concerns of all countries should be taken seriously, and all efforts conducive to the peaceful resolution of crises should be supported.”
Putin declared the mobilization earlier on Wednesday and promised to use “all available means” to back Russian territory, after Moscow-held regions of Ukraine declared annexation referendums.
Last week, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning also solicited for a ceasefire through dialogue.
“We call on parties concerned to achieve a ceasefire through dialogue and negotiation and find a way to accommodate the legitimate security concerns of all parties concerned as soon as possible.
“Also, we hope the international community will create the conditions and space for that.”
China has turned down pressure to condemn Russia’s actions, but it has repeatedly said that it supports the sovereignty of all countries in relation to Ukraine.
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China and Russia have drawn closer in recent years as a result of their “no-limits” relationship.
Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his associate Putin in Uzbekistan for a regional summit with other Asian leaders in which they requested for a new “international order” challenging Western influence.
“China calls on relevant parties to properly resolve their differences through dialogue and consultation, and is willing to work with the international community to continue to play a constructive role in de-escalating the situation,” Wang added on Wednesday.