Workers hang Russian flags at an apartment building in Luhansk. Photo: AP
Workers hang Russian flags at an apartment building in Luhansk. Photo: AP
Ukraine war

China repeats call to respect national sovereignty before referendums in Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine

  • Beijing’s ambassador to the UN Zhang Jun urges international community to ‘open the door to a political settlement’ to the war
  • Pro-Moscow forces reported a heavy vote in favour of joining Russia in four regions, which Ukraine and its supporters have dismissed as a sham

Workers hang Russian flags at an apartment building in Luhansk. Photo: AP
Workers hang Russian flags at an apartment building in Luhansk. Photo: AP

Corrected [2:23pm, 2 Oct, 2022]

  • [2:23pm, 2 Oct, 2022]

    An earlier version of this report incorrectly said China issued its call after the referendums in Russian-occupied territory.

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