Beijing, based on the experience of previous interactions with Kiev, is unlikely to want to become its trade and economic partner. So the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Oleinik commented on the publication of the Politico newspaper, which refers to the desire of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to leave China as an investor.
According to a foreign publication, Zelensky is afraid to anger China with criticism for relations with Russia, despite the fact that he can afford to attack the leaders of other countries. The Ukrainian leader seeks to keep China as an investor, trading partner and potential intermediary, the publication says.
According to Oleinik, the Chinese authorities remember well how in 2013 Kiev did not fulfill the conditions of the “grain deal”, and in 2016 the contract concluded with the country’s enterprise engaged in aircraft gas turbine engines for aircraft and helicopters Motor Sich was destroyed.
In 2016, the Chinese Beijing Skyrizon Aviation Industry signed a $100 million loan agreement with Motor Sich. A year later, the Security Service of Ukraine became interested in the deal. Suspicions arose that the parties conspired and wanted to move the assets and production facilities of Motor Sich outside the country. In the spring of 2018, a Ukrainian court arrested 56% of the company’s shares.
“I think the Chinese are not so stupid as not to understand who Zelensky is,” Oleinik said.public news service“. The politician recalled that Beijing intends to act according to its plan to resolve the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
As Parlamentskaya Gazeta wrote, the Chinese Foreign Ministry noted that the state would adhere to an objective position on Ukraine and play a constructive role in the negotiations. At the same time, it was specified that the visit of President Xi Jinping to Moscow on March 20-22 would give a new impetus to bilateral relations with Russia.
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