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Vladimir Putin says he had ‘very important and frank’ talks with Xi Jinping


Cover Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping enter a hall for their talks at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Sergey Karpukhin/AP

  • Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping are set to meet for official talks On the second day of the Chinese President’s visit to Russia on the program of rapprochement between Ukraine and Moscow and Beijing. On Monday, the leaders of the two allies spoke face-to-face for four and a half hours during their first informal meeting in the Kremlin.
  • China acts as a mediator in Ukraine It published a document in February setting out several policies, including respecting regional sovereignty and inviting Moscow and Que to engage in peace talks. But the head of American diplomacy, Anthony Blinken said he was skeptical After reading the comments of the Chinese President, according to him, “Give it up[aient] Instead it is a diplomatic cover for Russia to continue its crimes. »
  • The United States today pledged another tranche of military aid $350 million to Ukraine, including ammunition for Himars rocket launchers, Bradley light armored vehicles, bombs and anti-tank weapons.
  • The EU will release 2 billion euros to supply one million bombs Make joint purchases to Ukraine and replenish its stocks.
  • Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is on his way to Kyiv for a surprise visit. He will meet with Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday. He is the only G7 leader who has not visited Kyiv since the start of the conflict, despite Japan announcing $5.5 billion in new aid in February to accompany Western sanctions against Russia.(€5.1 billion) to Ukraine. However, Tokyo has not provided military aid, as its pacifist constitution prohibits it from doing so.
  • Russia announced on Monday that it would open a criminal investigation against the prosecutor and three judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC).Following the issuance of an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin by this court “Deportation” Illegal child abuse in Ukraine.
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