Li Hui called on Western governments supporting Ukraine to “stop sending weapons to the battlefield”.
“China believes that if we really want to put an end to war, to save lives and realize peace, it is important for us to stop sending weapons to the battlefield, or else the tensions will only spiral up,” Li told reporters.
Speaking in the Chinese capital on Friday, 2 June, Li Hui made it clear that his recent mission had not yielded tangible results, so Beijing was considering further visits, Associated Press reports.
Earlier, on 26 April, Chinese President Xi Jinping had a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. After the conversation, it became known that China would send the government’s special envoy for Eurasia to visit Ukraine and other European countries for in-depth communication with all parties on the political settlement of the “Ukrainian crisis”.
Chinese envoy Li Hui visited Ukraine, Poland, France, Germany and Russia on 15-26 May.
The Chinese special envoy said that he had a “friendly and sincere meeting” in Ukraine. Li Hui claimed that neither Russia nor Ukraine “closed the door to peace talks”.