Ukraine is trying to change pro-Russian orientation China, while Washington has already ceased to be interested in Kyiv, said a State Duma deputy Anatoly Wasserman.

Earlier it became known that the Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky expressed a desire to personally meet with the Chinese colleague Xi Jinpingin order to discuss situation in Ukraine. Wasserman believes that after the visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan Washington shifted its focus from Ukraine to China.

“As for Comrade Xi himself, I believe that he perceives the possibility of contact with President Zelensky as something that is called “zashkvar” in the criminal world. Such a meeting can only disgrace,” the deputy said in an interview with FAN.

Before the November 2022 midterm Senate elections, Washington wants to change the subject from Ukraine to China, Wasserman said.