March 27, 2023: China’s peace offer to end the war in Ukraine is “deeply unfair” since the plan doesn’t respect the country’s territorial innocence, said the permanent secretary of Estonia’s Ministry of Defense.
In February, Beijing issued a 12-point peace plan.
It is the duty of “the wider international community” to help Ukraine, said Kusti Salm. But China’s plan has not been fair to Ukraine’s people.
“Whenever we measure the feasibility of any vacation deal, it must be measured against similar principles. Are we outrooting the hatred as a tool?” he asked on Friday.
“Are we honouring the territorial integrity and sovereignty of independent nations?”
He said those are the “key ingredients and elements missing” from China’s peace proposal. “That is something I would say extremely unfair to Ukrainian people who have been battling for their freedom.”
On Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three-day visit to Russia concluded. On the trip, Xi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders shared warm words and have known each other as “dear friends.”
The meeting has not been successful in making any meaningful breakthrough in solving Ukraine’s conflict. Xi and Putin are urging “stopping all moves that lead to issues and the protraction of fighting to prevent the crisis from being worse or even out of control,” the joint statement released by the Foreign Ministry of China states.
The statement did not discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the widescale military assault of the Kremlin, which has conducted in thousands of deaths and even more refugees.