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China warns countries not to send more weapons to Ukraine

“Continuing to send more offensive weapons will not bring peace. It will only prolong and escalate conflicts and exacerbate humanitarian catastrophes.” Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun speaks during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Ukraine on April 19.

Mr. Truong stressed that diplomatic negotiations should be promoted with more urgency because the prospect of a protracted conflict is worrisome.

“The early end of the conflict is the fundamental way to solve the humanitarian crisis. We call on Russia and Ukraine to stick to the common direction of dialogue and negotiation, continuously narrowing differences and accumulating conditions. to cease fire”, Chinese diplomat added.

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Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun. (Photo: Xinhua News Agency)

On the issue of protecting civilians, Zhang said that every effort should be made to minimize damage to civilians caused by conflicts.

China once again calls on all parties to the conflict to exercise maximum restraint, strictly abide by international humanitarian law, protect civilians and civilian facilities, and facilitate preliminary operations. and humanitarian assistance. Stakeholders need to strengthen communication on humanitarian issues, and coordinate and cooperate on issues such as opening humanitarian corridors and organizing safe evacuation of personnel. he added.

Regarding sanctions, the Chinese ambassador said that it is necessary to “remove the negative impact of sanctions”.

Mr. Truong reiterated United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ statement last week that the world “is facing a perfect storm that threatens to devastate the economies of many developing countries”.

“A lot of developing countries that are not part of the conflict have paid a heavy price for it. This is not fair and reasonable. The international community should strengthen coordination to keep supplies stable. food and energy as well as prices, avoiding unnecessary export restrictions”. he added.

The Chinese diplomat noted that “arbitrarily freezing a country’s foreign exchange reserves is a violation of sovereignty, tantamount to weaponizing economic interdependence”.

Truong called for an end to these moves because they “undermine the foundation of world economic stability, bringing new uncertainties and risks to international relations”.

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