China offers to play role in Russia ‘ceasefire’ agreement with Ukraine

NEW YORK POST:

China denounced Russia’s war in Ukraine Tuesday and said it would help negotiate a ceasefire as cracks in relations between the two Asian superpowers deepened.

Beijing was “extremely concerned about the harm to civilians” in the invasion and “Ukraine … looks forward to China playing a role in realizing a ceasefire,” the authoritarian government said in a statement after a call between diplomats from both nations, according to the Financial Times.

The foreign ministers also talked about evacuating the approximately 6,000 Chinese nationals that live, work and study in Ukraine, the report said.

The Chinese call for peace came a day after China’s foreign ministry distanced itself from Moscow, claiming the two nations were “strategic partners” not allies, according to Newsweek.

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