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What Xi Jinping still doesn't understand about Ukraine: former Minister of Foreign Affairs explains China's attitude

Chinese leader should change his mind about Ukraine, Klimkin says. Source: Russian media

China's position on the war in Ukraine is not pro-Russian, it is pro-Chinese. Beijing does not benefit from either the loss or win of the occupying country Russia in this war, but it should finally realize that Ukraine is part of the European, not the post-Soviet space.

This opinion was expressed by Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 2014-2019, in an exclusive interview with OBOZ.UA. "China's position does not fluctuate between us and Russia. It cannot be interpreted so linearly. It is always pro-China," he said.

That is why, according to the diplomat, when formulating its political position, Beijing will take into account, first of all, how it will affect its own economy, security and geopolitical interests. "China will take into account cooperation with Russia, the use of its resources, the use of Russia in confrontation with the United States, the possibility of destabilization on the border, etc." Klimkin explained.

At the same time, he reminded that Chinese President Xi Jinping is to hold a series of meetings with Western leaders that can give him an understanding of "what Europe is willing to do" to support our country.

"A lot will depend on understanding what Europe is willing to do. It is very important that the Chinese finally realize that Ukraine is part of the European, not the post-Soviet space, and that their entire geopolitics finally changes," the diplomat emphasized.

As previously reported, the Global Peace Summit will be held in Switzerland on June 15-16. According to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, up to a hundred countries may be represented at the summit, including White House Chief of Staff Joe Biden.

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