(Bloomberg) -- China’s top diplomat Wang Yi and Emmanuel Bonne, a diplomatic adviser to the French president, exchanged views on Russia’s war in Ukraine in a phone call, according to a statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
The two envoys agreed to create conditions which might allow for a “political settlement,” the ministry said without elaborating. Beijing has ramped up efforts to negotiate an end to the war as part of a wider blueprint spearheaded by President Xi Jinping.
Russia and Ukraine reported widespread fighting along the front lines amid expectations a long-planned Ukrainian counteroffensive could be imminent.
The Polish government has asked the UK for new air-defense support and technology to help it repel Russian missiles, drones and spy balloons, people familiar with the matter said. The request came after a series of suspected incursions into Polish air space in recent months and heightened concern in Warsaw about spillover from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
- Poland Seeks UK Air Defense to Stop Russian Drones, Spy Balloons
- China, France Discuss Ceasefire Conditions on War in Ukraine
- Russia and Ukraine Report Fierce Battles Along Front Lines
- Ukraine’s European Neighbors Set to Extend Grain Import Ban
- Hackers Faked Putin TV Speech of Attack on Russia, Kremlin Said
- Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, tasked by Pope Francis to seek a path to peace, visits Kyiv on Monday-Tuesday
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