Chinese peace proposal, US: Putin-Xi meeting will not end war in Ukraine
China's President Xi Jinping ended his three-day visit to Moscow today, where one of the main issues discussed was the Chinese proposal to end the war in Ukraine. However, as the Voice of America correspondent in the White House, Patsy Widakuswara, reports, the American presidency is pessimistic that the Chinese leader's talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin will pave the way for peace in Ukraine.
In Moscow, the President of China, Xi Jinping was received with high honors. President Putin hosted a state dinner.
"As permanent members of the UN Security Council, China and Russia will continue to work with the international community to resolutely protect the basic norms of international relations based on the goals and principles of the UN Charter," the president said. of China, Xi Jinping.
President Xi called for a diplomatic solution to the war in Ukraine, a call supported by President Putin.
"We believe that many points of China's peace plan are similar to Russian positions and can form the basis for a peaceful solution, when the West and Kiev are ready for it. However, we still do not see such readiness from their side", said the Russian leader, Putin.
The White House rejected President Putin's claim.
"We haven't seen anything they've said or presented that gives us hope that this war will end soon," said John Kirby, spokesman for the White House National Security Council.
Ahead of the Putin-Xi meeting, the US warned against a Chinese-brokered ceasefire, saying it would be confirmation of Russian aggression in Ukraine.
The meeting of the two leaders, however, did not produce a ceasefire proposal. Mr Kirby said the US would support Beijing-brokered talks if Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy believed they would lead to a just peace. For Mr. Zelenskyy, this would be achieved if in advance Russian troops withdraw from all Ukrainian territory occupied by Russia.
“Unë dyshoj se Rusia do të pajtohej me këtë kusht. Ata e kanë refuzuar atë duke mos e konsideruar as si pikënisje për negociata”, tha George Beebe, nga “Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft”, një organizatë jo qeveritare amerikane me seli në Uashington.
Presidenti Zelenskyy u takua të martën me Kryeministrin e Japonisë Fumio Kishida, udhëheqësi më i fundit i aleancës perëndimore, që viziton Kievin.
“Duke pasur parasysh forcën e Japonisë, ndikimin e saj në Azi në mbrojtje të paqes dhe rendit ndërkombëtar dhe përgjegjësinë e Japonisë si kryesuese e grupit të 7 vendeve më të industrializuara (G7), bisedimet tona sot mund të japin vërtet një rezultat me ndikim global”, tha presidenti i Ukrainës, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
After his meeting with President Putin, the Chinese president may also hold a telephone conversation with President Zelenskyy, but this has not been confirmed./VOA