Macron Asked Chinese President to Urge Putin to Resume Peace Talks with Kyiv – Reports
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – November 15, 2022) French President Emmanuel Macron has asked his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to urge Russian President Vladimir Putin to defuse Ukraine and return to the negotiating table with Kyiv during of their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a French official.
The G20 summit is taking place on the Indonesian island of Bali from November 15-16.
According to the official, China’s position towards Russia on the conflict in Ukraine is becoming more balanced and constructive.
Macron also intends to visit China when COVID-19 restrictions allow, the source added.
In late September, Putin said Moscow was still open to talks with kyiv and called on Ukraine to end hostilities. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in turn, said kyiv was ready to engage with Moscow, but only if another president came to power in Russia, a request he later dropped.
Earlier this month, Zelenskyy set out the terms for peace talks with Russia, demanding the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, respect for the UN Charter, “compensation for all damages caused by the war”, and guarantees that the conflict “will not happen again”, among other things.
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