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The Chinese Foreign Ministry called the Ukrainian crisis a painful lesson.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry called the Ukrainian crisis a painful lesson.

The Ukrainian crisis was originally an avoidable tragedy and that it has developed to its current state is a painful lesson, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said at a briefing on Thursday.

Earlier, Chinese Special Representative for Eurasia Li Hui, at a meeting with German Foreign Ministry Secretary of State Andreas Michaelis in Berlin, said that China would support European countries in resolving the Ukrainian crisis, starting with addressing its root causes.

“The Ukrainian crisis was originally an avoidable tragedy, the fact that it has developed to its current state is a painful lesson that requires deep rethinking. The essence of the Ukrainian crisis lies in the emergence of great contradictions in the management of European security,” Mao Ning said.


According to the diplomat, China has always determined its position on Ukraine based on the essence of the crisis. Beijing, she said, has always been on the side of peace and dialogue.

“China is ready to continue to play a constructive role with the international community to promote a political solution to the crisis,” Mao Ning said.

Earlier, the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Wang Wenbin, announced the planned tour of the Special Representative of the People’s Republic of China. According to him, starting from May 15, Li Hui planned to visit Ukraine, Poland, France, Germany and Russia to discuss a political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.


The Chinese Foreign Ministry also reported that Li Hui visited Ukraine on May 16-17, where he held meetings with Volodymyr Zelensky, head of his office Andriy Yermak, Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, as well as senior officials from the ministries of defense, energy, and infrastructure.