Can China help Ukraine in the Russian-Ukrainian war?

Yurii Poita, head of the Asian section of NGRN, spoke at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform, on the current state and prospects of Ukrainian-Chinese relations.

Issues that were discussed:

  • A short review of Ukrainian-Chinese relations.
  • What is China’s position in the Russian-Ukrainian war?
  • Can China become a guarantor of Ukraine’s security, or at least take a more pro-Ukrainian position in the Russian-Ukrainian war?
  • What strategy should Ukraine build in relations with China?
  • Potential risks for Ukraine in connection with the US-Chinese strategic competition.

Yurii Poita

Head of the Asian Section

He has been working as a Head of the Asia-Pacific Section at the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies (Kyiv, Ukraine). Yurii also is a sinologist and member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.

He studied at the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv International University, the Wuhan Research Institute of Postal and Telecommunications (China), Zhytomyr Military Institute (Ukraine). At the moment Yurii is a PhD candidate at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

He has experience in defense, international journalism, analytics and research.

Research interests: China’s influence in the post-Soviet space, “hybrid” threats to national security, Ukrainian-Chinese relations, the development of the situation in the Asia-Pacific and the Central Asian region.

He took part in a number of expert and scientific discussions in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Israel, China and other countries. He has participated in research projects on the consequences of educational migration to China, interethnic conflicts and the protest potential of Kazakhstan, creation of a new Asian strategy of the MFA of Ukraine, study of Ukraine’s relations with the countries of Central and East Asia.

Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English and Chinese.

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