The Chancellor of Germany noted that the document does not contain a clause on the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Ukraine.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz reacted to China’s “peace plan” for settling the war in Ukraine. He criticized Beijing’s proposals by agreeing to a non-proliferation clause.
According to Welt, Scholz noted that the document proposed by China does not have a clear position on the withdrawal of Russian occupation troops from the territory of Ukraine.
“In my opinion, there is no clear line that says: Russian troops must also be withdrawn,” the German chancellor emphasized, adding that “there cannot be a world dictated in the Russian way.”
At the same time, Scholz called China’s condemnation of the use of nuclear weapons “correct”.
“Peace Plan” of China
At the Munich Security Conference, China announced for the first time that it had developed a “peace plan” for the settlement of the war in Ukraine.
At the time, the head of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Wang Yi, added that China’s proposal takes into account that the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all states must be respected.
On February 24, 2023, the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, China presented a “peace plan” regarding the war in Ukraine. The 12-point document was published on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in it Beijing called the war “the Ukrainian crisis.”