China foreign minister says Minsk Agreement 'only way out' on Ukraine

Russia's and Ukraine's flags are seen printed on paper in this illustration taken January 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Feb 19 (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday called the Minsk Agreement the "only way out" for resolving the Ukraine situation, and said Ukraine should not be a frontline for competition among major powers.

Speaking to a security conference via videolink, Wang said all parties should sit down to have in-depth discussion, and come up with a road map and timetable for implementation of the Minsk Agreement.

The sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of any country should be respected and safeguarded, Wang said.

Reporting by Andrew Galbraith and Ryan Woo; Editing by Alison Williams

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