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Ukraine war

Ukraine foreign minister asks China to mediate ceasefire

In phone call, Beijing says it supports negotiations to end war

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called on his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in a phone call Tuesday for help from Beijing in mediating a ceasefire with Russia.

"Ukraine is willing to strengthen communications with China and looks forward to China playing a role in realizing a ceasefire," Kuleba said, according to a Chinese statement.

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