China Railway Express containers sit at the Intermodal Terminal DIT in Duisburg, Germany, in November 2018. Ukraine’s integration into the rail network entails heading an alternative China-EU trade route to the Russia-Belarus one. Photo: Xinhua
China Railway Express containers sit at the Intermodal Terminal DIT in Duisburg, Germany, in November 2018. Ukraine’s integration into the rail network entails heading an alternative China-EU trade route to the Russia-Belarus one. Photo: Xinhua
Agha Hussain
Opinion

Opinion

Agha Hussain

How China’s belt and road diplomacy could end the Ukraine conflict for good

  • Ukraine’s integration into the ambitious rail network linking China with Europe, by providing alternative routes bypassing Russia, would be acceptable to the EU and US
  • And Russia, too, could be open to China taking a lead on brokering a sustainable ceasefire, especially if it means lifting some sanctions

China Railway Express containers sit at the Intermodal Terminal DIT in Duisburg, Germany, in November 2018. Ukraine’s integration into the rail network entails heading an alternative China-EU trade route to the Russia-Belarus one. Photo: Xinhua
China Railway Express containers sit at the Intermodal Terminal DIT in Duisburg, Germany, in November 2018. Ukraine’s integration into the rail network entails heading an alternative China-EU trade route to the Russia-Belarus one. Photo: Xinhua
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