Global South's reaction to Ukraine crisis shows distrust in West — US expert
"I would find it difficult to believe that a 'will not join NATO' pledge would be acceptable to either Washington or Kiev," former adviser to the US part of the Bilateral Presidential Commission with Russia James Carden noted
IN BRIEF: Talks on Ukrainian settlement, outcome of meeting in Jeddah held without Russia
The Ukrainian delegation held bilateral talks with emissaries from more than 30 states during the consultations on August 5-6
Top Chinese diplomat stresses his country’s independent position on Ukraine
According to Wang Yi, Beijing is doing its best to promote the peace process and facilitate peace talks
Russian, Chinese foreign ministers discuss Ukrainian crisis in phone call
The top diplomats reportedly "touched upon a number of hot regional topics, including the Ukrainian crisis"
Jeddah meeting shows shift in global attitude toward situation in Ukraine — Russian MP
According to Leonid Slutsky, the attempt to present Ukrainian president’s so-called peace plan "turned into a complete fiasco in Jeddah"
German politician calls Jeddah meeting 'clear signal' that increases pressure on Russia
"It's not going to happen tomorrow morning, but I believe that diplomatic pressure on Russia is increasing," Jurgen Trittin stated
China’s special envoy conveys Beijing’s stance on Ukraine — Chinese Foreign Ministry
China’s foreign policy agency also asserted the necessity of adhering to the Chinese peace plan for settling the situation in Ukraine
Western countries using Ukraine as weapons testing ground, Iranian diplomat says
It is highlighted that Tehran had exerted considerable effort to ending the conflict in Ukraine