Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky poses as he arrives for a summit at EU parliament in Brussels. Ukraine’s president is set to attend an EU summit in Brussels as the guest of honour where he will press allies to deliver fighter jets in the war against Russia.
PHOTO: Kenzo Tribouillard, AFP
President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday welcomed some elements of a Chinese proposal for a ceasefire in Russia’s war on Ukraine, but said only the country where a war is being fought should be the initiator of a peace plan.
“I think it’s correct to think that if there are thoughts that, in one way or another, correspond with respect for international law, to territorial integrity… let’s work with China on this point,” he said during a news conference in Kyiv.
Zelensky, who said he believed China did not offer a concrete plan but some “thoughts”, also said there were parts he disagreed with.
He urged Beijing not to provide Moscow with arms, but added that it was promising that China – a Russian ally – was considering brokering peace.
“Our task is to gather everyone to isolate one,” he said, speaking on the one-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion.
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