Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is intending to hold discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping, tells Ukrainian presidential spokesman Andriy Yermak, as part of a whirlwind of actual visits for Ukraine’s president to rally backing for his nation in the face of Russia’s almost monthlong invasion.
“Kyiv is optimistic Beijing will play a more leading role in bringing this battle to an end,” Mr. Yermak tweeted.
On being questioned, that whether Mr. Zelensky will talk with Mr. Xi, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin announced Beijing is pursuing communication with relevant parties on the Ukrainian crisis.
China is recognized as a key because of its possibility of sway over Moscow. President Biden instructed Chinese leader Xi Jinping that China and its connections with the U.S. would undergo if Beijing provides substantive assistance to Russia in its military invasion of Ukraine.
On Tuesday, Mr. Zelensky held conversations with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others, comprising of Pope Francis, on the eve of a procession of meetings in Brussels attended by mostly Western leaders. Mr. Biden is planning to meet leaders of NATO, the Group of Seven and the European Union to talk about support for Ukraine and how to punish Moscow for its attack.