Wall Street Journal: China's special envoy Li Hui pushes for a truce in which Russia will retain control over the temporarily occupied territories
In May, Chinese Special Representative Li Hui visited a number of European countries. There, he met with European diplomats and urged them to act independently of the United States and demand an immediate ceasefire from Ukraine.
The diplomats told the Wall Street Journal about this.
Li Hui is the Chinese government's special representative for Eurasian affairs. He visited Ukraine on May 16-17. He also visited Warsaw, Berlin, Paris, and Brussels in May.
There, he urged European diplomats to demand an immediate ceasefire, as a result of which Russia would retain control over the temporarily occupied territories. At the same time, he suggested that European countries should act independently of the United States.
The diplomats he had talked to coordinated their responses with each other. They suggested that Li's statements were not sincere. Instead, China wanted to test how united Ukraine's Western allies were. All the diplomats asked Li for three things:
• for China to continue pressuring Russia not to use nuclear weapons;
• for China not to provide weapons to Russia;
• for China to condemn Russia's full-scale invasion.
In addition, the Chinese diplomat was offered to join international efforts to demilitarise the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.
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