China has called for peace talks for the war in Ukraine to be resolved.
The call was made by China’s Foreign Minister Qin Gang, as he blamed an “invisible hand” for the protraction and escalation of the year-old conflict.
Considering the legitimate security concerns of all parties, Qin said the process of peace talks should begin as soon as possible.
In his view, Qin tagged the conflict in Ukraine, which began with a Russian invasion on February 24, 2022, as “an eruption of the problems built up in the security governance of Europe.”
The foreign minister said efforts for peace talks have been repeatedly undermined.
“There seems to be an invisible hand, pushing for the protraction and escalation of the conflict and using the Ukraine crisis to serve a certain geopolitical agenda.
“The crisis in Ukraine has come to a critical juncture. Either hostilities stop and peace is restored, and the process of political settlement begins, or more fuel is added to the flames and the crisis further expands and spirals out of control,” he said.