UNITED NATIONS, May 12. /TASS/. Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the UN Dai Bing on Thursday said sanctions won’t lead to peace in Ukraine, but will only contribute to the food and energy crisis.
"Sanctions will not ensure peace, they will only accelerate the spread of the food and fuel crisis," he said at a meeting of the UN Security Council. "As a result, children around the world will pay the highest price for this."
"We hope that Russia and Ukraine will continue to increase coordination on humanitarian issues and do everything possible to reduce the humanitarian consequences of the conflict," the diplomat said. "We call on Russia and Ukraine to return to the path of negotiations and continue to create political conditions for a restoration of peace."
On February 24 Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in response to a request for help by the heads of the Donbass republics. He stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories, but aims to demilitarize and de-Nazify the country. The US and its allies retaliated by imposing sweeping sanctions on Russia and started arms supplies to Kiev.