Xi Jinping delivers statement – Russia-Ukraine conflict

Xi Jinping delivers his strongest statement on the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Chinese president Xi Jinping has called for ‘maximum restraint in Ukraine and said China is “pained to see the flames of war reignited in Europe,” in his strongest statement to date on the conflict. China, which has refused to condemn Russia’s actions in Ukraine or to call them an invasion, has repeatedly expressed its opposition to what it describes as illegal sanctions on Russia.