China’s representative in the UN Security Council called on the parties to “show restraint” and start negotiations.
After Russia’s massive missile attack on the territory of Ukraine, China once again called on the parties to start peace talks as soon as possible.
As the Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the UN Geng Shuang stated during the meeting of the UN Security Council, this is the only way to “prevent the escalation” of the war and prevent a nuclear crisis.
“Dialogue and negotiations are the only way forward. The parties should start direct interaction and return to diplomatic negotiations as soon as possible,” Geng Shuang said.
According to him, the international community should also contribute to this process.
“We once again call on the parties to show restraint so that their actions do not intensify the confrontation, and also to prevent this confrontation from getting out of control,” the representative of the People’s Republic of China emphasized.
Missile attack on Ukraine: the world’s reaction
On November 23, 2022, Russia once again carried out massive shelling of Ukrainian cities, as a result of which people were killed and dozens more were injured. In addition, a number of regions remained without electricity.
After the shelling, the Minister of Defense of Poland, Mariusz Blaszczak, offered Germany to hand over the batteries of the universal Patriot air defense device promised to his country to Ukraine.
The heads of diplomacy of the European Union and the United States also reacted to the attack. Thus, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that Russian attacks on infrastructure are designed to keep the civilian population of Ukraine in the cold and dark. He emphasized that this terrible tactic will not break the determination of Ukraine and its partners.
At the same time, the permanent representative of the US to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said that the targeted missile attacks by the Russian Federation on Ukrainian critical infrastructure facilities are a shameful escalation of the war.