In Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping responded to French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for China not to supply arms to Russia: “This is not our war.” The information was published by Reuters, citing a source close to the French president. Macron ended his visit to China on Thursday. We are following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in an online report.
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The most important events of the last hours:
The leadership of the Russian Ministry of Defense has dismissed the commander of the Eastern Military District of the Russian Army, Colonel General Rustam Muradov. Kyiv will be willing to negotiate with Moscow on the future of the Crimean peninsula when Ukrainian forces manage to advance to its administrative border in a successful counter-offensive, said Andriy Sybiha, the deputy head of the presidential office. Russian forces continue to focus on conducting offensive actions in the direction of Lyman, Bachmut, Avdijivka and Marjinka. More than 70 enemy attacks were repulsed there in the last day. 2:56 p.m
The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in her words in Beijing, warned Chinese President Xi Jinping that Chinese arms supplies to Russia would seriously worsen relations between the European Union and China.
In talks with Macron, the Chinese president said he would meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “when the time comes.”
China and France agreed that nuclear weapons should be excluded from the Ukrainian conflict. According to Reuters, French President Emmanuel Macron stated this at today’s press conference after a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing.
But one piece of information leaked from their meeting: To Macron’s call for China not to supply arms to Russia, Xi replied: “It’s not our war.” This was published by Reuters, citing a source close to the French president. Macron ended his visit to China on Thursday.
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