President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with Zelensky. This is reported by the Chinese media.
Zelensky himself confirmed the information:
“I had a long and meaningful telephone conversation with President Xi Jinping. I believe that this call, as well as the appointment of the Ukrainian ambassador to China, will give a powerful impetus to the development of our bilateral relations.”
In early April, China's permanent representative to the EU, Fu Cong, said that China does not support the war in Ukraine, does not recognize the annexed Crimea and Donbass as Russian territories, and does not provide military assistance to Moscow.
The Kremlin, in response to the words of the Chinese ambassador, said that they are guided by the "content and spirit" of the negotiations between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which took place in Moscow in March 2023. Then Putin and Xi Jinping met in the Kremlin and signed two documents: on economic cooperation and on expanding the partnership of states.
Before that, on February 24, the anniversary of the war in Ukraine, the Chinese Foreign Ministry published its 12-point plan to end the conflict. During the meeting, Putin and the Chinese leader did not discuss Kyiv's peace plan, Peskov said.