Zelenskyy says he would like to hold talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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“I would like to speak directly,” Zelenskyy said, according to the Chinese newspaper.

“I had one conversation with Xi Jinping a year ago. After Feb. 24, we officially asked for a conversation with China, but we didn’t have one, although I believe that it would be useful.”

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Zelenskyy called China a powerful state that can politically and economically influence the Kremlin.

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Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he would like China to join the united world stance against Russia's all-out war against Ukraine.

“I'll be honest, (China’s current) neutrality is much better than if China joined Russia,” said Zelenskyy.

“I believe that Chinese society, its people, will make a reasonable choice. After all, it is important for us that China doesn’t help Russia.”

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