OREANDA-NEWS  Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, China's peace initiatives on the conflict in Ukraine. He spoke about this in an interview with Izvestia.

Peskov stressed that Russia is impressed by China's peace initiatives in Ukraine. According to him, Moscow appreciates Beijing's vision of "possible prospects and possible grounds for starting attempts to resolve the situation."

However, Peskov called the talks on the Ukrainian crisis between Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping the beginning of a dialogue. According to the Kremlin representative, "there is a very intense discussion ahead."

Earlier, Peskov said that Russia welcomes peace initiatives in Ukraine.

On May 16, Putin arrived for talks at the People's Assembly House in Beijing. An official welcoming ceremony was held before their start.