War in Ukraine: Kremlin welcomes any attempt to bring peace to Ukraine... on Russian terms

Sylvie Claire / April 28, 2023

The Kremlin said Thursday it welcomes any initiative to "get closer to the end of the conflict" in Ukraine while allowing Moscow to achieve its "goals. »
"We are ready to welcome everything that can (allow) to get closer to the end of the conflict in Ukraine," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters when asked about the telephone conversation, while adding, "And to achieve the realization by Russia of the goals it has set. »
The Ukrainian president announced on Wednesday that he had a "long and significant" exchange on the phone with Xi Jinping, an ally of Moscow, with whom he had wanted to discuss for months.
China presented an initiative at the end of February to put an end to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, but it remains vague and theoretical, with Beijing insisting on contradictory principles, such as respect for the territorial integrity of states, and therefore of Ukraine, and the defence of Russia's diplomatic and security interests.
Xi Jinping has never condemned the offensive launched by Russia in Ukraine in February 2022 and has displayed his support for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Kremlin spokesman also assured that no telephone conversation was envisaged soon between Mr. Putin and Xi, in the wake of his conversation with Mr. Zelensky.
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