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Presidential office briefs Chinese envoy on security situation in Ukraine

In particular, the Chinese delegation was briefed on Russian war crimes. They were also urged to join the implementation of the Ukrainian peace formula.

Presidential office briefs Chinese envoy on security situation in Ukraine
Diplomat Li Hui

The Ukrainian presidential office has held a briefing on the current security situation in the country for a Chinese delegation led by a special representative of the Chinese government.

"On behalf of the head of state, presidential office head Andriy Yermak held a briefing on the current security situation in the country for a Chinese government delegation led by Li Hui, Special Representative of the Chinese Government for Eurasian Affairs," the presidential office said.

Yermak expressed gratitude for China's support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. He stressed that Ukraine respects the inviolability of the borders of other countries, as provided for by the UN Charter.

He pointed out that Ukraine, defending itself against the aggressor who had made an unprovoked invasion of our territory, was acting solely within the framework of international law and the UN Charter.

According to him, Ukraine seeks to establish a sustainable and just peace, restore its territorial integrity, as envisaged by the Ukrainian peace formula.

Yermak and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba spoke in detail about the 10-point peace formula plan of Volodymyr Zelenskyy. According to Yermak, the Ukrainian peace plan contains comprehensive answers to all the challenges posed by this war.

"We are interested in China's involvement in the implementation of the Ukrainian peace formula," he stressed.

The head of the Ukrainian Defence Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate, Kyrylo Budanov, and a deputy head of the presidential office, Roman Mashovets, briefed the Chinese government delegation on the situation at the front, enemy losses and recent massive Russian missile attacks on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure and the resulting civilian casualties. 

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets spoke about Ukrainian prisoners of war, both civilian and military, held by Russia. He described violations of civilian and military rights, as well as war crimes committed by Russia.

Darya Herasymchuk, an adviser to the Presidential Commissioner for Children's Rights and Child Rehabilitation, spoke specifically about the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children and their forced adoption in Russia. She called for joining international efforts to return little Ukrainians home to their families, as children are the future of every nation.

Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction of Ukraine, Minister of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, informed the Chinese government delegation about the efforts of Ukraine and its partners, Turkey and the UN, to continue the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which Russia had tried to disrupt. He emphasised the importance of ensuring unimpeded movement of ships through the grain corridor, as this helps stability in the global food market and reduces the risk of food crises in the most vulnerable countries in Asia and Africa. 

Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko and Ukraine's Ambassador to China Pavlo Ryabikin told the Chinese representatives about the dangers of Russia's seizure of the Zaporizhzhya NPP. They noted that the presence of Russian military equipment and soldiers at the plant, who have actually taken the NPP staff hostage, increases nuclear risks for the entire continent, and stressed that the Zaporizhzhya NPP should be demilitarised, as envisaged by the Ukrainian peace formula.

Earlier, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that there is no panacea for the war, and the parties must create conditions for peace talks. China is ready to "make its own efforts to end hostilities and cease fire and restore peace as soon as possible".

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