Washington considers a possible Russian-Chinese call for a ceasefire in Ukraine “unacceptable” – RT in French

As Chinese leader Xi Jinping meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Washington has already said it opposes any resulting ceasefire plan, deeming it “unacceptable” in the current situation.

According to the words of the White House, the war in Ukraine is far from over. On March 19, Washington said it was firmly opposed to a possible proposal for a ceasefire in Ukraine, which could result from the meeting between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin. In an interview with Fox News, the spokesman for the National Security Council of the United States, John Kirby, indeed described any initiative of this kind as “unacceptable” in the current situation.

A Chinese proposal that does not achieve consensus

“We have said before, and we say it again today, that if this meeting leads to a call for a ceasefire, it will be unacceptable, because it will only ratify the Russian conquest to date,” insisted John Kirby. The spokesperson for the National Security Council of the United States also expressed concern about the rapprochement between Moscow and Beijing, which according to him is trying to “rewrite” the rules of the game internationally.

According to John Kirby, Russia and China “are two countries that oppose the rules-based international order that the United States and so many of our allies and partners have built since the end of World War II.”

Beijing proposed on February 24 a 12-point roadmap to try to end the conflict in Ukraine. Officially neutral, China has thus called for “dialogue” between the countries by promoting respect for the sovereignty of the two States, the withdrawal of unilateral sanctions and also the end of the war escalation. If in the West this proposal was received with more or less skepticism, Russia had appreciated the Chinese mediation efforts.

“Putin applauds it, so how could it be good?”, had tackled the American president shortly after the presentation of the plan.

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