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Politico.eu.com | Xi tells Zelensk*: China won't add 'fuel to the fire' in Ukraine, 26 Apr
In first phone call between the leaders since Vladimir Putin launched his full-scale invasion, China's president says 'now' is the time to resolve the crisis.
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and insisted the time was ripe to "resolve the crisis politically"
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he suggested that Kyiv should pursue "political resolution" through dialogue
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In a fuller statement, Zelensk* said that during the call "particular attention was paid to the ways of possible cooperation to establish a just and sustainable peace for Ukraine."
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Xi, for his part, used the call to reject the West's criticisms of China amid worries that Beijing was preparing to provide Moscow with weapons.

"China is neither the creator nor a party to the Ukraine crisis," he said, as reported by state media Xinhua. "As a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council and a responsible great power, we would not watch idly by, we would not add fuel to the fire, and above all we would not profiteer from this."
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by Cat on Wed Apr 26th, 2023 at 11:31:18 PM EST
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