China’s Xi arrives in Moscow for talks with Putin
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday for three days of talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Xi is the first leader to meet with Putin since the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for Putin’s arrest last week—neither Russia, China, nor the United States recognizes the International Criminal Court. The warrant is based on allegations of war crimes committed in Ukraine. While China has not explicitly condemned Russia’s invasion, Beijing last month published a peace proposal on the war and claims to be neutral in the conflict.
What are Xi and Putin going to discuss? The leaders are expected to discuss the war in Ukraine as China continues its push to resolve the conflict. Putin told Xi at a press conference Monday that he had studied Beijing’s peace proposal and they would discuss it together. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman also said the leaders will discuss major regional issues, bilateral trade, and their economic partnership.
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