According to Reuters, Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated on Thursday that he had not seen any Chinese peace initiative but would welcome a meeting between Ukraine and China.
"We would want to meet with China," he stated during a press conference in Kyiv with visiting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on the day of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of NATO, said earlier on Thursday that the alliance had seen signs that China was thinking about giving weapons to Russia. He warned Beijing not to do this.
The declaration comes only days after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned China that if it offered material assistance to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, it would face repercussions.
To Reuters, Stoltenberg said:
We haven't seen any deliveries of deadly aid from China to Russia, but there are indications that they are thinking about it and may be planning for it...
That is why the United States and other allies have been so forthright in their warnings. Of sure, China should not back Russia's illegitimate war.
China made no initial response, but its foreign ministry warned earlier on Thursday that any potential intelligence on Chinese weaponry transfers to Russia that the US planned to share was only speculative.