A senior Ukrainian official told CNN Tuesday that discussions are underway with China to organize a call between the Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss Beijing’s proposal for a peace plan for Ukraine.
If the conversation does happen, it would be the first to take place between the two leaders. But the senior Ukrainian official added that “nothing concrete has been scheduled.”
The Chinese leader is currently on his first trip to Russia since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the full-scale invasion of Ukraine last year.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday Putin and Xi had a “thorough” exchange of views during a face to face meeting Monday. Peskov confirmed Putin and Xi discussed China’s “peace plan” during their first meeting which lasted four and a half hours, without disclosing any more details.