During talks in Kyiv, Ukraine's foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, conveyed to Li Hui, China's special representative for Eurasian affairs, that Ukraine would not accept any proposals to resolve the conflict with Russia that involved territorial concessions or freezing the conflict. The meeting took place on May 16-17, and the Ukrainian foreign ministry issued a statement regarding the discussions.
This statement underscores Ukraine's firm stance on preserving its territorial integrity and sovereignty amid the ongoing conflict with Russia. Ukraine has been engaged in a protracted conflict with Russia since 2014, following Russia's annexation of Crimea and the subsequent conflict in eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian government forces and separatist groups supported by Russia.
Ukraine's position aligns with its longstanding commitment to resolving the conflict through diplomatic means while upholding its territorial integrity.