Next week, Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to officials.
They would talk about a “comprehensive relationship and strategic co-operation,” according to the Kremlin.
China, a Russian ally, has made recommendations to settle the conflict in Ukraine, but the West has only received them with lukewarm interest at the time of the visit.
Beijing has received warnings from the West not to arm Moscow.
President Xi’s trip to Russia will be his first since Russian forces invaded Ukraine. On Monday, he and Mr. Putin are scheduled to have lunch, and then they will talk on Tuesday.
Chinese officials promised to maintain “an objective and fair perspective” on the conflict in Ukraine and “play a positive role in advancing discussions for peace,” according to a spokeswoman for the foreign ministry.
The spokeswoman for UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stated that China’s participation in helping Ukraine regain its sovereignty would be appreciated.