China calls for ‘ceasefire through dialogue’ following Putin address on Ukraine

SpaceWar.com reports: “China called Wednesday for a ‘ceasefire through dialogue’ and for all countries’ ‘territorial integrity’ to be respected following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s address on Ukraine, in which he announced a partial military mobilisation.

‘We call on the relevant parties to realise a ceasefire through dialogue and consultation, and find a solution that accommodates the legitimate security concerns of all parties as soon as possible,’ China’s foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a regular press briefing.

‘We always maintain that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries should be respected, the purposes and principles of the UN Charter should be abided by, the legitimate security concerns of all countries should be taken seriously, and all efforts conducive to the peaceful resolution of crises should be supported.’

Putin announced the mobilisation earlier Wednesday and vowed to use ‘all available means’ to protect Russian territory, after Moscow-held regions of Ukraine announced annexation referendums…”

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