Minister of Foreign Affairs Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba asked China to be the guarantor of Kiev’s security. The West and Ukraine have repeatedly urged China to condemn the invasion Russia.
The reason, China is considered trying to remain neutral in the situation. On the other hand, the United States (US) has also threatened that China will suffer consequences if it provides support to Russia, both in military and economic forms.
“Ukraine is currently studying and seeking the possibility of obtaining security guarantees from the permanent members of the UN Security Council, including China, and other major powers,” Kuleba said, as quoted by the Xinhua news agency, Saturday (30/4).
“We propose that China be one of the guarantors of Ukraine’s security, this is a sign of our respect and trust in the People’s Republic of China,” he added.
In 2013, China promised to provide security guarantees to Ukraine if it was attacked or threatened by a nuclear attack. But what China is doing now is contrary to that promise.
Last month, a spokesman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “Security guarantees have clear limits on content and are triggered under certain conditions.”
Reporting from AFP, the communication between Ukraine and China is not very intense. Kuleba has only communicated with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi twice since the Russian invasion began on February 28.
On the other hand, last month, Wang met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to declare cooperation between the two countries “unlimited.”
Furthermore, Kuleba warned China about a global food crisis that would threaten China if the war continued.
“We also believe that this war is not in China’s interests,” he said