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China’s Xi tells Putin to ‘resolve’ Ukraine conflict through ‘negotiation’

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin prior to their talks in Beijing, China, on February 4, 2022. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin prior to their talks in Beijing, China, on February 4, 2022. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

China’s President Xi Jinping says he supports solving the Ukraine crisis through talks in a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, state media says, after Moscow launched an invasion of its neighbor.

In a readout of the call on state broadcaster CCTV, Xi points out that the “situation in eastern Ukraine has undergone rapid changes… [and] China supports Russia and Ukraine to resolve the issue through negotiation.”

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