|Remarks by Ambassador Zhang Jun at the UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine|
The situation in Ukraine is at a critical juncture. China has been paying close attention to the situation. In the current context, all parties concerned should exercise restraint, and avoid the further escalation of tensions. We believe that the door to a peaceful solution to the Ukraine issue is not fully shut, nor should it be shut.
China has pointed out on many occasions that there is a complex historical context for the Ukraine issue, and that the current situation is a result of the interplay of many factors.
China’s position on safeguarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states has been consistent. The purposes and principles of the UN Charter should be jointly upheld. We hope that all parties concerned will stay cool-headed and rational, and commit themselves to enhancing dialogue and consultation to resolve relevant issues through negotiations and properly address each other's legitimate security concerns in line with the principles of the UN Charter. It is especially important at the moment to avoid fueling tensions. China will continue to promote peace talks in its own ways, and welcomes and encourages all efforts aimed at a diplomatic solution.
Thank you, Mr. President.