Finland's president calls on China to influence Putin

Finnish President Alexander Stubb believes that China can play a key role in bringing about peace in Ukraine.

He told this to journalists on the sidelines of the Peace Summit in Switzerland, Ukrinform reports, citing Yle.

"I urge China to influence Putin to put an end to this war," the Finnish leader said.

At the same time, he emphasized the importance of the role of the Global South in achieving peace.

"There are many representatives from Latin America, Africa, Asia and especially the Middle East [at the Peace Summit]. This gives hope that we can take the path of peace, and I think it is important that this happens on Ukraine's terms," Stubb said.

The Finnish leader also urged Putin to end the war. At the same time, he rejected Russia's "peace initiative."

Photo: Office of the President of Ukraine