Zelenskyy plans to meet Xi Jinping after China proposes Russia peace plan

As his country’s bitter war with Russia reached the one year-mark, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he wanted to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to discuss Beijing’s proposals for ending the conflict.

“China historically respects our territorial integrity, and it should therefore do everything for Russia to leave the territory of Ukraine,” Zelenskyy told a news conference Friday.

He said that he planned to meet with Xi and believed this would “benefit our countries and security in the world.” 

His comments came after China put forward a 12-point peace plan that called for both sides to agree to a gradual de-escalation, keep nuclear facilities safe, establish humanitarian corridors and prevent attacks on civilian populations. 

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