Office of the President of Ukraine “Difficulty in pursuing the Zelensky-Xi Jinping meeting”

A summit between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Chinese President Xi Jinping is facing difficulties, the Office of the President of Ukraine said on the 23rd.

Mikhailo Podolyak, an aide to the President of Ukraine, said in an interview with local media that day that there were difficulties in promoting a phone call between the leaders because of China’s “current lack of position” on how to bring the war to head

Chinese President Xi Jinping (file photo)

“I understand that China has not yet decided whether to address the issue of the Russia-Ukraine agreement or carefully step aside,” Podolyak said.

On the Ukrainian side, the president’s chief of staff and the foreign minister are currently involved in promoting a summit between President Zelensky and President Xi, Podolyak said.

Earlier, the Wall Street Journal newspaper reported that President Xi visited Russia on the 20th and plans to hold a video conference with President Zelensky after meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

See also: “Xi Jinping will visit Russia next week at the earliest … Talks with Zelensky will also follow”

Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin appeared before the US Congress on the same day and worried that if China provided military aid to Russia, it would “prolong the conflict and have the potential to escalate the conflict is not only regional but also global.”

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