China’s peace offering to put a stop to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was rejected by the White House.
On Friday, February 24, which marked the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China announced a cease-fire and laid forth a peace plan.
China’s 12-point plan purports to criticize Western sanctions against Russia but does not demand that Russian forces leave Ukraine.
“How could it be any good if Putin is praising it?” In an interview that aired on Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” President Biden discussed the concept.
Nothing in the proposal, he continued, “that I’ve seen would suggest there is something that would be advantageous to anyone other than Russia.”
Since the United States shot down a suspected Chinese espionage balloon earlier this month, tensions between Washington and Beijing have risen.
Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser, criticized China for its “one-sided diplomacy.”
He remarked on Sunday’s episode of NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “China put out this idea without having had a single communication between President Xi and President Zelenskyy since the war began.”
This comes after the Pentagon and the State Department advised China not to provide military support to Russia.