China hopes that the conflict in Ukraine will end as soon as possible and calls on all parties concerned to resolve it diplomatically, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular briefing on Thursday.
“China will continue to play a constructive role in the Ukrainian issue. We hope that the conflict will end as soon as possible,” he said.
“We also hope that all parties concerned will stop adding fuel to the fire of the Ukrainian issue and encourage the relevant conflicting parties to sit down at the negotiating table and resolve the problem diplomatically,” Zhao Lijian pointed out, TASS reported.
The diplomat added that China’s position on the Ukrainian issue is consistent and clear. He stressed that the Chinese side had repeatedly stated it.