Wait until the Olympics are over: China said it did not negotiate with Putin about Ukraine
Earlier, the media wrote that Beijing asked Putin not to attack Ukraine during the Olympics.
China commented on a Bloomberg article that Chinese President Xi Jinping asked Vladimir Putin not to attack Ukraine during the Beijing Olympics, which will be held from February 4 to 20.
The publication wrote that the Chinese Foreign Ministry on 14 reminded Russia that all countries are obliged to comply with the UN resolution on the Olympic truce. It should be valid seven days before the start of the Games and seven days after the end of the Paralympic Games. 2022 is the period from January 28 to March 20.
The reason for such a request, Bloomberg calls China’s desire “not to spoil the holiday” and not to distract the main attention of the world community to Ukraine instead of the Olympics.
The Chinese Embassy in Russia called this information fake.
“Bloomberg’s publication that the Chinese president allegedly asked the Russian president not to attack Ukraine during the Olympics so as not to spoil the holiday is a fake and a provocation,” the diplomatic institution said.
China assures that it stands for the “settlement of differences on the Ukrainian issue” within the framework of the Minsk agreements.
Earlier, the State Department commented on the information about the evacuation of the US Embassy in Ukraine.