Feb 27, 2022 03:37 PM

Chinese Envoy Reaffirms Respect for Ukraine Sovereignty, Assures Countrymen of Safe Evacuation

China’s ambassador in Ukraine appeared via video Sunday to rebut rumors that the top diplomat had left the besieged capital of Kyiv, assuring Chinese nationals of safe evacuation from the war-torn country.

Fan Xianrong, who assumed the post in early 2020, said in a prerecorded video posted on the embassy’s WeChat account that he “is still in Kyiv” and “will never abandon his fellow countrymen nor to take care of himself first.”

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