Paris: France and former Soviet Union states, including Ukraine, have expressed displeasure over China’s ambassador to France, Lu Shai, questioning Ukraine’s sovereignty.
According to international media reports, at a conference held in Paris, the capital of France, when asked whether Crimea is part of Ukraine or not, Chinese Ambassador Lu Shai said that it is historically part of Russia and was annexed by former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. offered to Ukraine.
Lushay added that the countries of the former Soviet Union (such as Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) have no real status in international law because there is no international agreement regarding their autonomy.
On the Chinese ambassador’s statement, the French Foreign Ministry expressed its solidarity with all allied countries and said that in 1991, the borders of Ukraine were recognized globally by the entire international community, including China.