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The European Union’s foreign policy chief described a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping as a “deaf dialogue,” casting doubt on how much cooperation the Asian nation will offer to end the war in Ukraine.

“China wanted to set aside our difference on Ukraine,” said Josep Borrell, who accompanied European leaders in talks with Xi last week. “They didn’t want to talk about Ukraine. They didn’t want to talk about human rights and other issues, and instead focused on the positive things.”

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