China and Putin working together on Moscow-favorable ‘peace plan,’ says political scientist
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The Chinese special envoy to Ukraine with a diplomatic past in Russia may be playing into the hands of the aggressor country, political scientist Mykola Davydyuk warned in an interview with Radio NV on April 28.
Davydyuk cautioned that the arrival of the special envoy is actually a very important, but very risky step for Ukraine in terms of technical details.
“The person clearly specializes in Russia, understands everything that is happening there, and may play (along with) Russia,” Davydyuk said.
He said the envoy’s activities will be related to a document containing 12 points that recorded China’s position on the “resolution” of the full-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which Beijing made public on Feb. 24. However, the document did not call for the withdrawal of Russian troops, nor condemn the invasion by Russia.
Davydyuk said that the “peace plan” written by China was made jointly with Putin.
“In fact, it is the Russian Minsk-3, just written in Chinese and presented in Beijing. The envoy’s task is precisely to look for opportunities to sell it, to tie it to Ukrainian circumstances, and to try to take advantage of the situation on the battlefield to establish this plan as the main one. This is dangerous for Ukraine,” he said.
Davydyuk also noted that Russian dictator Putin is seeking allies among autocrats because he understands that neither Ukraine nor the West intends to “protect his image.”
“Russia is seeking (like-minded individuals) because it wants only autocratic dictatorships, which view Russia positively as a dictatorship, to sit at the negotiatingtable, whenever there are such talks,” Davydyuk added.
China will send a special envoy for Eurasian affairs to Ukraine and other countries to“communicate on the settlement” of the full-scale war initiated by Russia. The representative will be former Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui.
This happened after the first conversation between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Chinese President Xi Jinping since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. According to the Ukrainian leader, it was “long and substantive.” They last spoke on July 13, 2021.
At that time, President Zelenskyy signed a decree appointing former Minister of Strategic Industries Pavel Ryabikin as Ukraine’s ambassador to China.
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