China Welcomes Ceasefire in Ukraine

Beijing , June 24 (QNA) – China has welcomed the ceasefire declared by Ukrainian President, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

“Continuing turmoil in Ukraine will have an impact on regional security and development. China hopes to see the alleviation of the situation there soon,” Xinhua quoted spokeswoman Hua Chunying as saying at a regular news briefing.

China welcomes all efforts to ease the tension in Ukraine and expects all parties to create favorable conditions for political settlement, Hua said.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday unveiled a peace plan aiming at peacefully resolving the conflict in eastern regions, offering unilateral ceasefire and calling on the rebels to lay down their arms and start peace talks with the government in Kiev.

Anti-government insurgents in eastern Ukraine agreed on Monday to observe the ceasefire.(QNA)

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