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Statement by Ambassador Liu Jieyi at the Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Ukraine


China is deeply concerned about the current situation in Ukraine. We condemn the recent extreme and violent acts in that country. We have urged all sides in Ukraine to peacefully resolve their internal differences within a legal framework and conscientiously to protect the legitimate rights and interests of all peoples in Ukraine so as to restore normalcy to the country as soon as possible.

China consistently stands for the principles of non-interference in the internal affairs of any country and of respect for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

There are reasons why the events in Ukraine have progressed to where they are today. China will follow closely the developments on the ground and calls on all sides to find a political solution through dialogue and negotiations on the basis of respect for international law, the principles of international relations and the maintenance of regional peace and stability.

Thank you, Madam President.

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