China urges political solution to Ukraine situation

China urges political solution to Ukraine situation

12Beijing, March 3 (IANS) Expressing deep concern, China Sunday urged all sides involved in the Ukraine situation to comply with international law and seek a political solution to their disputes through dialogue and negotiations.

“China is deeply concerned with the current Ukraine situation,” Xinhua quoted foreign ministry spokesperson Qin Gang as saying while responding to a question on China’s stance after Russia’s upper house of parliament authorised President Vladimir Putin to use military force in Ukrainian territory.

Condemning violence over the past days in Ukraine, Qin said China has been urging all parties in Ukraine to address their domestic disputes peacefully in accordance with the country’s law, safeguard the legitimate rights of the Ukrainian people of all ethnics, and restore social order as soon as possible.

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