|Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. (Photo: Reuters/ VNA)
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday that China has a very effective and impressive potential for mediation, and China's recent diplomatic successes have eloquently demonstrated this. But the situation with Ukraine is difficult, and so far there are no prospects for a peaceful settlement, he said.
The Kremlin spokesman commented on recent statements by French President Emmanuel Macron, who said that Beijing's efforts could help resolve the Ukrainian crisis peacefully.
Earlier, Macron, who arrived in China on a state visit on Wednesday, said he hopes Beijing's mediation will bring all sides to the negotiating table.