EU Council President
China should use influence on Russia
EU Council President Charles Michel has called on China to use its influence over Russia to end the war in Ukraine.
Charles Michel, President of the European Council, speaks at a press conference at the G20 summit. Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa
As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China bears “particular responsibility,” Michel told journalists in Beijing on Thursday after talks with China’s head of state and party leader Xi Jinping. He very much hopes that the international community, “including China”, can convince Russia to end the war. President Xi and he agreed that nuclear threats are “unacceptable and highly dangerous.”