China has introduced a plan on the “the Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis”. The corresponding document was published on the website of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
The plan consists of 12 steps:
- Respecting the sovereignty of all countries. All countries, big or small, strong or weak, rich or poor, must be guaranteed their sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, the Chinese government states.
- Abandoning the Cold War mentality. “The security of a country should not be pursued at the expense of others. The security of a region should not be achieved by strengthening or expanding military blocs,” the document reads.
- Ceasing hostilities.
- Resuming peace talks.
- Resolving the humanitarian crisis.
- Protecting civilians and prisoners of war.
- Keeping nuclear power plants safe.
- Reducing strategic risks. “China opposes the research, development and use of chemical and biological weapons by any country under any circumstances,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry emphasises.
- Facilitating grain exports.
- Stopping unilateral sanctions. The Chinese government states that countries must stop abusing unilateral sanctions and get rid of “long-arm jurisdiction” against other countries.
- Keeping industrial and supply chains stable.
- Promoting post-conflict reconstruction.
It was reported today by Der Spiegel that Russia is in the process of negotiating a serial drone production deal with the Chinese manufacturer of drones Xi'an Bingo Intelligent Aviation Technology.
Several weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing Russia’s border control service data, that China was exporting technologies to Russia, which the country needs to keep up its war against Ukraine, in violation of international sanctions and export control measures.
According to WSJ journalists, Russia has imported tens of thousands shipments of dual-use goods that can be used both for civilian purposes and militarily since the start of the war. According to the border control documentation, most of these shipments came from China.