This is reported by Ukrinform with reference to Bloomberg.
"Resolving the Ukrainian crisis (war - ed.) by political means is in the interests of Europe and the common interests of all Eurasian countries," Xi said on Thursday after meeting with Michel in Beijing.
He added that "it is necessary to avoid escalation and expansion of the crisis" and to promote peace negotiations.
Michel, in turn, told Xi that the EU expects China to do its part in ending the brutal destruction and occupation carried out by Russia.
During the conversation, both leaders also emphasized that "nuclear threats are irresponsible and highly dangerous."
China refrains from criticizing Russia for the war in Ukraine, blaming Moscow's actions on the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.