China will send its representative to make a visit to Ukraine and other countries to hold consultations on the settlement of the war. Hua Chunying, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said this after a phone call between the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelennskyy.
She has posted her comments on Twitter, where she consistently refers to the war in Ukraine as a "crisis":
"China will send the Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Eurasian Affairs to Ukraine and other countries to have in-depth communication with all parties on political settlement of the Ukraine crisis."
"As a permanent member of the UN Security Council and a responsible major country, China would not sit idly by, nor would it add oil to the fire, still less exploit the situation for self gains."
"It is hoped that all parties would seriously reflect on the Ukraine crisis and jointly explore ways to bring lasting peace and stability to Europe through dialogue."
According to the spokesperson, today, when "rational thinking and voices are on the rise," it is important to take the opportunity and create "favorable conditions for the political settlement of the crisis."
On April 26, 2023, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had the first phone call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping after the full-scale Russian invasion.