The German government reacted reluctantly to China’s 12-point plan to end the war. It was “good” that the government in Beijing, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, presented its own ideas, said a government spokesperson in Berlin. The clear rejection of any use of nuclear weapons, for example, is to be welcomed. “At the same time, important elements are missing from our point of view, first and foremost the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine,” said the spokesperson. “It is important that China now discusses these ideas directly with Ukraine, as this is the only way to find a balanced solution that takes Ukraine’s legitimate interests into account”.
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