The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, gave a press conference this Friday, February 24, in the capital, kyiv, under the motto “February. The year of invincibility.”
One of the journalists asked him what was the most difficult and terrifying day of last year, to which the president replied that it was Bucha, where he came face to face with “pure evil.”
“It was very terrifying because we saw that evil is not in another world, it is here, on Earth; I think that was it,” the president replied.
Zelensky suggests China could help isolate Russia
Zelensky also made reference to China’s 12-point plan in which it urges Ukraine and Russia to hold peace talks and reject any use of nuclear weapons.
The President of Ukraine has stated that he agrees with some points in this document, such as the fact that China recognizes the territorial integrity of his country; but he has also recognized that not with others.
Speaking about the possible peace plan, Zelenski stated: “We are working so that all the continents are represented, we are working so that Latin America is there. I would very much like representatives of the African continent to participate in the peace formula and in the summit. To be honestly, I would like to have India and I would like to have China.”
In addition, Zelensky was clear that China could help isolate Russia and that victory is inevitable if Western partners keep their promises.
China seeks a peaceful solution to the conflict
“All parties should support Russia and Ukraine to work in the same direction and resume direct dialogue as soon as possible” for a “peaceful solution,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
China posted the peace document on the ministry’s website on the occasion of the first anniversary of the outbreak of the war in Ukraine.
In the document, Beijing clearly opposes any use of nuclear weapons, while Russian President Vladimir Putin has made this threat.
“Nuclear weapons must not be used and there must be no nuclear war,” the document states.
China also urges both countries to “strictly comply with international humanitarian law, avoid attacking civilians or civilian buildings.”
The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, reacted by stating that it was “necessary” to “work” with Beijing to resolve the conflict. “It seems to me that there is respect for our territorial integrity, things that concern security,” he said.
And Russia said it “appreciates” the Chinese efforts, while insisting on the need to recognize Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions claimed by Moscow. “We share Beijing’s considerations,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Source: Euronews Español