Negotiations are only way to resolve 'Ukrainian crisis', China says
Commenting on the recent massive missile attacks on Ukraine, China avoided calling Russia the aggressor. Instead, Beijing called on the parties to the conflict to negotiate
This is stated in the response of the office of the spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry to an information request from Ukrinform regarding Beijing's reaction to the missile attacks.
"China's position on the Ukrainian crisis is consistent and clear. We continue to call on the relevant parties to exercise maximum restraint, avoid attacks on civilian targets, and protect the safety of civilians," the ministry said.
The Chinese side continues to insist that dialogue and negotiations are the only way to resolve the 'Ukrainian crisis,' which is in fact Russia's unprovoked armed aggression against a peaceful state.
"We hope that all parties will commit themselves to a political settlement of the crisis, an early end to the war, and joint efforts to alleviate the situation," the diplomatic mission said.
At the same time, they did not even express condolences to the families of those killed and wounded in the shelling of Ukraine.
- On the night of December 29, 2023, Russia launched several groups of Shaheds that attacked Ukraine, and in the morning, it launched missiles. The Russian forces hit high-rise buildings, educational institutions, a shopping center, and a maternity hospital. More than 100 people were wounded and at least 31 killed.
- On the morning of January 2, Russian troops attacked Ukraine from strategic aviation. A series of explosions occurred in Kyiv and Kharkiv. The attack resulted in deaths and injuries, and destroyed buildings. Ukraine's Air Defense Forces destroyed 72 of the 99 Russian missiles, including 10 Kinzhals.