Russia Targets Kyiv Overnight in 9th Attack This Month

Li Hui, center right, during talks with Ukrainian officials in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Wednesday.Credit…Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Press Office

China’s most senior diplomat to visit Ukraine since Russia’s full-scale invasion has finished talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky and other officials, with no apparent breakthrough in Beijing’s efforts to promote a cease-fire.

The Chinese diplomat, Li Hui, instead played down the prospects of a sudden shift, according to an official summary of his meetings in Ukraine released by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday. Mr. Li met with Mr. Zelensky, Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, and other officials in Kyiv over the past two days, the summary said.

“There is no magical remedy for defusing the crisis,” Mr. Li said, according to the Chinese summary. “This needs all the parties to start from themselves, build up mutual trust and create the conditions for cessation of war and for peace talks.”

Mr. Li’s visit…

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