Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Moscow on Tuesday that a 12-point peace plan put forward by Beijing could be the “basis” for a peaceful settlement in Ukraine.
“We believe in many of the points on the peace plan put forward by China,” Putin said. Beijing’s proposal calls for the cessation of hostilities and for both sides to resume peace talks.
Putin expressed doubt that Kyiv or its Western backers were ready for negotiations, saying the Chinese proposal could be used as a foundation when “the West and in Kyiv are ready for it.” The Biden administration has come out strongly against China’s mediation efforts, as the White House has said it’s against calls for a ceasefire.
But Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is open to discussing the issues with China, and Xi is expected to call him following his trip to Moscow, which wraps up on Wednesday. Zelensky said Tuesday that he has asked Beijing for talks on a “peace formula” for Ukraine.
Zelensky has put forward his own peace proposal, which calls for the withdrawal of Russian troops and for war crimes tribunals. “We offered China to become a partner in the implementation of the peace formula. We passed over our formula across all channels. We invite you to dialogue. We are waiting for your answer,” Zelensky said.
After holding hours of talks on Tuesday, Putin and Xi put out a joint statement that said China believes Russia is ready to restart peace talks. “The Chinese side positively assesses the willingness of the Russian side to make efforts to restart peace talks as soon as possible,” the statement said.
The statement also said that Russia welcomes “China’s readiness to play a positive role in a political-diplomatic settlement of the Ukrainian crisis and the constructive ideas set forth in the document drawn up by the Chinese side.”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday doubled down on the Biden administration’s opposition to a ceasefire, saying the world must “not be fooled” by China’s efforts. The position follows a pattern of the US discouraging peace talks throughout the war.
25 thoughts on “Putin Says China’s Peace Plan Could Serve as Basis for Settlement in Ukraine”
Yes! Let it happen! Peace Plan….
That canard about “it’s up to Ukraine” called into question again.
“We believe in MANY of the points on the peace plan put forward by China,” Putin said.
Right, minus the immediate return of the occupied land and paying for all the damage Russia has caused.
“Putin expressed doubt that Kyiv or its Western backers were ready for negotiations, saying the Chinese proposal could be used as a foundation when “the West and in Kyiv are ready for it.”
In other words, Putin knows that West Backed Kyiv isn’t ready to surrender its land to Russia.
If Russia truly wants peace, they should pull the troops out and return the stolen land.
But I guess the latter statement must be unacceptable and too Pro War to the majority here.
If the US truly wanted peace then they shouldn’t have been meddling in Ukraine in the first place. They should have taken the legitimate security concerns of Russia seriously. But we all know that the US doesn’t want peace. And until the US has been neutered, there won’t be peace.
Don’s history books start on Fenrary 24th, 2022.
So by your logic, the Golan Heights must also returned back to Syria.
bottom line = Blinken doubled down on the Biden administration’s opposition to a ceasefire
“yalls have the freedom to decide to do exactly what we tell you to do”
……. uncle sam
I welcome peace over endless war any day, no
matter who brokered it.
If Biden had any sense, he would 𝘫𝘶𝘮𝘱 at the chance for a cease-fire. A few experts I’ve heard believe that Ukraine will be forced to surrender by the end of this summer due to supply chain issues.
Russia believing U.S./U.K. will honor any peace plan negotiated by China sounds naive to me. Or perhaps borrowing more time to prepare for much bigger war.
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