China does not want global war, but wants to freeze Russia's invasion of Ukraine
The West does not want Russia to keep the occupied territories of Ukraine, but China wants to freeze the war
Mark Voyger, former special advisor to the retired commander of the US Army in Europe, shared his opinions with Espreso TV.
According to him, Ukraine can convince China that it does not benefit from the war, because it has a significant financial strategic initiative, and it would be logical to want to stop the Russian invasion.
"But I also see a structural problem with Ukraine here: in the Western world, no serious politician can agree to stop the war and let Russia keep the territories it occupies illegally. So it will be difficult in this aspect, even if everyone can convince Putin to leave these territories. I think that in Moscow they will talk at least about ammunition, aid, financial instruments and other ways and methods that China can help Russia," said Mark Voyger.
The expert believes that Chinese President Xi Jinping will propose a ceasefire or promote his secret or open plan.
"I don't think it will be successful. Xi and Putin are too ideologically close. Xi doesn't want a global war to bring the system down, but he wants a hybrid, frozen conflict to keep the West and America constantly distracted away from China. This is in the interests of his strategic vision of a new global world order," the expert emphasized.
On March 17, the Institute for the Study of War suggested that the topic of the talks between the leaders of Russia and China would be Xi Jinping's mediation in Russia’s war against Ukraine and ways to evade sanctions.