Joe Biden and NATO on Friday roundly rejected Communist China’s proposals to wind down the Ukraine conflict.
Biden dismissed China’s peace proposal in an ABC interview, saying, “[Russian President Vladimir] Putin is applauding it, so how could it be any good? I’m not being facetious, I’m being deadly earnest.”
“The idea that China is going to be negotiating the outcome of a war that’s a totally unjust war for Ukraine is just not rational,” Pres. Biden tells @DavidMuir of China’s peace plan. https://t.co/DSROdHF7Kb pic.twitter.com/lSH32uwYcr
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) February 25, 2023
“I’ve seen nothing in the plan that would indicate that there is something that would be beneficial to anyone other than Russia if the Chinese plan were followed.”
“The idea that China is going to be negotiating the outcome of a war that’s a totally unjust war for Ukraine is just not rational,” he added.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg also attacked China’s peace proposal, claiming Beijing “doesn’t have much credibility because they have not been able to condemn the illegal invasion of Ukraine.”
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen shot down the proposal as well.
“You have to see [the Chinese statement of principles] against a specific backdrop and that is the backdrop that China has taken a side, by signing, for example, an unlimited friendship right before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine started,” Von Der Leyen said.
In the absence of U.S. initiative, China had put forth a 12-point paper calling for a “political settlement” between Ukraine and Russia, which included calls to “respect national sovereignty” and draw down sanctions.
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