China published text of “peaceful plan” in Ukraine: words “war” are not there

On the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Chinese Foreign Ministry published its “position regarding the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.” BBC notes that this is not a settlement plan with specific proposals that was expected from China after the speech of his representative at the Munich Security Conference, namely the position set forth in the form of common words, calls and wishes.

The “peace plan” of China includes 12 principles, which, according to its authors, should contribute to the end of the Russian war against Ukraine. The word “war” is not mentioned in the document – in the English version of the document, the authors use the words “conflict” and “Ukrainian crisis”, writes Deutsche Welle.

The document is presented in the form of a set of theses and is entitled as “China position on the political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.”

in the first of the 12 points of its position, China states that international law and the principle of sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of countries must be observed. This item can be interpreted as the support of Ukraine, since from the point of view of international law its territorial integrity is violated by Russia.

in the second paragraph, China calls for” abandoning the mentality of the Cold War “and makes curtsy towards Russian rhetoric that the West and NATO are threatening it through Ukraine. “The country’s security cannot be ensured at the expense of the safety of others. The region’s security should not be achieved by the strengthening or expansion of military units,” this paragraph said.

In the third paragraph, China calls for all sides to show restraint, not” inflated the flame “and help Ukraine and Russia as soon as possible to resume peace negotiations.

In the fourth paragraph, Beijing argues that the international community should create conditions and platforms for peace negotiations.

Further, the PRC indicates the need to solve the humanitarian crisis and the protection of civilians and prisoners of war, as well as ensuring the safety of nuclear power plants.