The world has been watching the war between Russia and Ukraine in horror for months. While the war, which has cost tens of thousands of lives, continues at full speed, a flash statement came from the Kremlin.
The eyes and ears of the world have been on the news coming from Ukraine for months…
The bloody war that started with the order given by Russian President Putin in February last year continues to take lives.
The last address of the war, which entered a new phase with Russia’s downing of the Soledar, is Bakhmut.
While Russia is attacking with all its might to capture Bakhmut, Ukraine’s ‘last stronghold’ in the east, the statement from the Kremlin entered the world agenda from the first place.
A day after the leaders of China and Ukraine held their first phone call since the offensive, Kremlin spokesman Peskov said Moscow welcomes any attempt to end the Ukrainian conflict on Moscow’s terms.
Peskov told reporters;
“We are ready to welcome anything that can lead to the end of the conflict in Ukraine and achieve Russia’s goals.
SHI AND ZELENSKY MET FOR THE FIRST TIME
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke on the phone for the first time since the beginning of the war.
This first contact between the two leaders, which lasted about an hour, had long been expected as part of Xi’s mediation initiatives. “It was a long and meaningful phone call,” Zelensky said in a brief statement on Twitter. The Ukrainian leader also announced that they will appoint an ambassador to China.
CHINA WILL SEND A REPRESENTATIVE
Chinese state television CCTV also reported that Xi told Zelensky that “negotiations are the only way out of war.” “On Ukraine, China has always been in favor of peace, our basic position is to support peace talks,” Xi said, CCTV reported. It was also reported that Beijing would send a special envoy to Ukraine, but no further details were given.
CHINA IN MEDIATOR ROLE
On the first anniversary of the invasion, the Chinese leader announced a 12-point plan and invited the parties to the table. In March, Xi traveled to Moscow and met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin for two days in a row.
Before leaving Moscow, Xi was also expected to meet Zelensky on the phone and mediate between the two warring leaders, but this meeting did not take place.