Ukraine told Chinese envoy, peace cannot be exchanged for regions
On receiving a Chinese envoy this Wednesday who is examining mediation in the conflict, Ukraine ruled out any peace talks with Russia in exchange for territories. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told Beijing’s envoy Li Hui, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported, to ask Russian troops to remain in the country’s east. lasting and just peace, founded on respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Ministerial Special Representative for Eurasian Affairs and former Chinese Ambassador to Moscow Li Hui called for finding a “political solution” to the conflict that arose because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 The mission arrived in Kiev on Tuesday. China, Moscow’s closest ally, has never publicly condemned the Russian invasion and proposed a 12-point plan to end the war, met with skepticism by Western powers, Ukraine’s allies Received.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said after meeting Putin. Moscow said in March that the two countries have strengthened a “strategic alliance” that inaugurates a “new era” in bilateral ties. Ukrainian Foreign Minister China on Wednesday highlighted China’s “important” role in the pursuit of peace, even as Kiev tries to promote its own proposal, which would include all territories annexed by Russia, including the Crimean peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014. withdrawal is included. Li will visit Russia, Poland, Germany and France in the coming days. Complete preparation for retaliatory action to recover areas in the east. The promises include shipment of anti-aircraft missiles, attack drones, light armour. The President also paved the way for the delivery of fighter jets. In those deliveries “you can see that the flow of arms and ammunition to Ukraine is increasing and the level of tactical and technical weapons provided is also increasing,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned on Wednesday. Kiev received the first shipment of Patriot air defense systems made in the United States in April.
A US Defense Department official told AFP on Wednesday that one of them had been damaged by an unknown projectile, although it was still operational. After months of fierce fighting, this eastern city. — Grain agreement—Despite the current lack of understanding perspective for peace, Russia and Ukraine agreed on Wednesday to extend the agreement for the export of Ukrainian grain. Black Sea for two months, reducing fears that a new blockade would again trigger world food prices. The agreement, reached a day before the end of July 2022, was mediated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the support of the United Nations. Following the announcement, Kiev expressed its “thanks” to Ankara and the United Nations. Russia asked instead to “correct” the text’s “imbalances” in order to facilitate its exports of fertilizers blocked by sanctions imposed by Western countries.
Powers in response to the invasion of Ukraine. Sanctions against Russia, including an embargo on oil products, affected an important revenue source for the country. Russia’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 1.9% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2023, according to preliminary data from the National Statistics Agency. – Ukraine integrates a NATO center – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) cyber defense center based in Estonia announced that Ukraine had joined the structure it established in 2008. Marianna Betsa, the Ukrainian ambassador to that Baltic country, regarded such integration as “an important stage on the way to Ukraine’s entry into NATO”. /a-sag/js