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Feb 24, 2023 08:27 PM
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China Urges End to Hostilities on First Anniversary of the War in Ukraine

Oct. 11, 2022, A Ukrainian flag flies as local residents watch smoke rise after a Russian rocket attack on Lviv's critical infrastructure. Photo: VCG
Oct. 11, 2022, A Ukrainian flag flies as local residents watch smoke rise after a Russian rocket attack on Lviv's critical infrastructure. Photo: VCG

China has advocated for a ceasefire of the Russia-Ukraine war and called peace talks the “only viable solution” to the crisis, in a position paper released Friday on the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In the 12-point statement titled “China’s Position on the Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis” released by the foreign ministry, Beijing reiterated respect of sovereignty of all countries and called for an end to unilateral sanctions.

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