German Chancellor urges Chinese President to influence Russia for ceasefire in Ukraine conflict

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has appealed to Chinese President Xi Jinping to exert influence on Russia to halt the conflict in Ukraine.

As stated on the Chancellor's X social media page, he voiced the respective request during his visit to China, SIA reports.

"The word of China carries weight in Russia. Therefore, I have asked President Xi to influence Russia," Scholz wrote.

Earlier, Germany's Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as a 'dictator' in an interview with America's Fox News channel.

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