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Xi Jinping urges to avoid escalation in Ukraine in conversation with EU chief

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Published: 17:43, 1 December 2022   Update: 17:44, 1 December 2022
Xi Jinping urges to avoid escalation in Ukraine in conversation with EU chief

President of China Xi Jinping. Photo: Collected.

China is calling to avoid escalating and expanding the Ukrainian conflict, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said during a meeting with Head of the European Council Charles Michel in Beijing on Thursday.

"In the current situation, it is necessary to avoid escalating and expanding the crisis, [it is necessary] to continue assistance in establishing peace and holding negotiations," China Central Television quoted Xi Jinping as saying, reports TASS.

The Chinese leader noted the necessity to control the side effects of the Ukrainian crisis and be vigilant with regards to the risks of bloc confrontation.

Michel arrived in Beijing on December 1. It is expected that he will also hold meetings with China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of China Li Zhanshu.

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