China's foreign minister has told his Ukrainian counterpart that Beijing does not sell lethal weapons to Russia for its war against Ukraine, a statement said Sunday.

Wang Yi told Dmytro Kuleba during a meeting on the sidelines of a major security conference in Munich on Saturday that China "does not take any advantage of the situation, and does not sell lethal weapons to conflict areas or parties to the conflict", according to a foreign ministry readout.

China says it is a neutral party in the Ukraine conflict but has been criticised for refusing to condemn Moscow for its offensive.

China and Russia have ramped up economic cooperation and diplomatic contacts in recent years, and their strategic partnership has only grown closer since Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Beijing has faced accusations that it is supplying lethal arms to Russia, charges it has always denied.

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"No matter how the international situation changes, China hopes that China-Ukraine relations will develop normally and continue to benefit the two peoples," Wang told Kuleba, according to the ministry's readout.

"Once again, I would like to thank Ukraine for helping the Chinese people evacuate safely under emergency conditions," it said. "The Chinese people will never forget that."

The readout said Wang stressed that China adheres to the political settlement of flashpoint issues and insisted on promoting peace talks.

"We will continue to play a constructive role in bringing an early end to the war and re-establishing peace," Wang told Kuleba.

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"Even if there is only a glimmer of hope for peace, China will not give up its efforts."

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BMF
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Chinese are liars...they get North Korea to do it for them. They fund North Korea and Russia now....
End All Trade and Relations with Disgusting China!!!!!!

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BMF
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Ya The Chinese get North Korea to do it....They own North Korea and Russia now too through funding the terrorist.

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Kevin Wayne
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What a lying SOB I guess China only sends in take away meals for the troops on the front line, what a lying maggot.
I doubt anyone in the CCP could be truthful, after thanking Ukraine for getting Chinese citizens out of danger they turn around and supply Russia with guidance systems for weapons and drones, vehicles to carry ammunition and weapons to the front line.
I don't even know why we do business with China anymore, time for sanctions on all Chinese goods, we need the Dockers to stop unloading their ships when they dock in all Australian ports

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Joseph King
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Computer chip for a guidance module it's lethal is it you two faced "Middle Kingdom" liars.
#StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦
#WeAreUkraine 💪
*Все це Україна!* 👍

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Ann
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They should be asked "Do you sell the parts to make lethal weapons?"

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