Yesterday, the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, congratulated President Zelenskiy on his “Big Construction” project and “expressed China’s readiness to cooperate in this direction

,” Ukraine’s presidential office reported on the first telephone call between the two leaders. “In addition, the parties paid attention to the potential of cooperation in the field of trade and the possibility of increasing its volume,” Zelenskiy’s office reported on the call. Two weeks ago, China and Ukraine signed an agreement in Beijing to promote more Chinese construction of highways, railways, bridges and seaports in Ukraine, much of it financed by its national bank.