Kremlin says Russian economy is taking “serious blows” when asked about Biden’s State of the Union speech

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin speaks at press conference in Beijing, China, on March 1. (Eyepress/Reuters)

China said it “will continue to play a constructive role in easing the tension over Ukraine,” after Ukraine’s top diplomat appealed to China’s foreign minister for their help in mediating a ceasefire in Russia’s invasion. 

“China always supports and encourages all diplomatic efforts conducive to the peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, welcomes the launch of peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, and hopes that the two sides will continue the process of dialogue and negotiation and seek a political solution that accommodates the legitimate security concerns of both sides,” Foreign Minister spokesperson Wang Wenbin said in a briefing on Wednesday. 

On Tuesday, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi had a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, who said Ukraine is willing to maintain communication…

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