Italy will "continue to fight" for war-battered Ukraine's independence and freedom and wants China to use its leverage with Russia to attain a "just peace", foreign minister Antonio Tajani stated on Friday.
"We will continue to fight for the independence and freedom of Ukraine. We want peace, but a just peace," Tajani told a press conference.
Tajani will travel to China on Saturday for a visit aimed at strengthening bilateral economic and trade ties, Tajani said.
"I will insist that China, which is a major player in world politics, intervenes with Russia and pressures Putin and the Kremlin to be more reasonable so that we can reach a peace agreement," he said.