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China yet to decide on Ukraine peacemaker role, says Kyiv

By Ben Hall, Gideon Rachman

29 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine's foreign affairs minister, has claimed that Beijing wants Russia to be weak but will also prevent its collapse. The FT takes a closer look at China's current position.

China is still “testing the ground” of whether it wants to engage fully in a peace process to end Russia’s war against Ukraine, the Ukrainian foreign minister has said.

Dmytro Kuleba told the Financial Times that Beijing had not yet decided whether to invest fully in brokering a negotiated end to the war or to intensify its support for Moscow, including through the supply of weapons.

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