China says it will send peace envoy to Ukraine.
This combination of file photos shows China's President Xi Jinping, taken in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov. 19, 2022, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy taken outside Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 7, 2023.
A government statement reported by state TV gave no indication whether the Chinese envoy would visit Russia.
“China will send a special representative of the Chinese government on Eurasian affairs to Ukraine and other countries to conduct in-depth communication with all parties on the political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis,” the statement said.
It made no mention of Russia or President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine last year.
China has tried to appear neutral in the war but has refused to criticize Moscow’s invasion. »