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Putin arrives in Beijing for China state visit as Ukraine war intensifies – live | China

Putin praises China’s support during Ukraine war

Ahead of his arrival in Beijing, Chinese state media outlet Xinhua published a lengthy interview with President Vladimir Putin, in which he described his meeting with Xi Jinping as a “dialogue between old friends.”

He also praised China’s efforts to “resolve the Ukraine crisis.”

Unfortunately, neither Ukraine nor its Western backers support these efforts. They are not ready to engage in an equal, honest and open dialogue based on mutual respect and consideration of each other’s interests. ”

The Ukraine war began in February 2022 when Russia invaded Ukraine. For more than two years, thousands of soldiers have been killed on both sides of the conflict, while Ukrainian civilians have borne the brunt of Russian aggression, with huge numbers killed or killed. He was made homeless by Moscow’s indiscriminate attacks.

China has served as Russia’s lifeline after Western sanctions were imposed to punish Russia’s aggression. Beijing remains one of Russia’s top importers of oil and gas, and at the same time trade between the two countries is increasing.

In an interview with Xinhua News Agency, Putin criticized the efforts of “Western elites” to “isolate and weaken” Russia.

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Russian news agency Tass reports that Russia’s president has brought a large delegation consisting of five deputy prime ministers, heads of economic, diplomatic and security agencies, as well as the heads of some Russian state energy companies.

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Tass says that the bilateral talks are planned to focus on trade and economic cooperation. The two sides will be looking for ways to quietly circumvent US restrictions that have driven down Chinese exports to Russia following a postwar boom in both consumer products and dual-use goods that have been crucial to the Russian war machine in Ukraine.

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Biden administration tariffs on $18bn of Chinese imports that were unviled on Tuesday, will likely be a topic of conversations as well.

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Tass reports that the second stage of the state visit will take place in the city of Harbin, where Putin will attend the opening ceremony of the eighth Russian-Chinese expo and the fourth Russia-China Forum on interregional cooperation.

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Yury Ushakov, a Russian presidential foreign policy aide, told Tass that China was not randomly chosen for the president’s first foreign trip, but as a response to a similar gesture of friendship made by Chinese president Xi Jinping last year.

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Prior to his arrival in Beijing, Chinese state media outlet Xinhua published a long interview with Vladimir Putin in which he described meeting with Xi Jinping as a “dialogue between old friends”.

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He also praises China in its initiatives to “resolving the crisis in Ukraine”.

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Unfortunately, neither Ukraine nor its western patrons support these initiatives. They are not ready to engage in an equal, honest and open dialogue based on mutual respect and consideration of each other’s interests.”

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The war in Ukraine began when Russia invaded the country in February 2022. More than two years, on thousands of soldiers on both sides of the conflict have been killed, while Ukrainian civilians have borne the brunt of Russia’s aggression, with huge numbers either killed or left homeless by Moscow’s indiscriminate attacks.

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China has acted as a lifeline for Russia, after western sanctions were imposed which sought to punish Moscow for its aggression. Beijing remains one of the top imports of Russian oil and gas, while trade between the two coutnries has increased at the same time.

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In his interview with Xinhua, Putin criticised “western elites” in their efforts to “isolate and weaken” Russia.

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Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing early on Thursday for talks with Xi Jinping that the Kremlin hopes will deepen a strategic partnership between the two countries.

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Chinese state media confirmed the Russian president’s arrival for what it described as a state visit from an “old friend”.

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By picking China for his first foreign trip since being sworn in for a six-year term that will keep him in power until at least 2030, Putin is thought to be sending a message to the world about his priorities and the depth of his personal relationship with Xi.

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Russia-China talks expected to include trade, sanctions, military cooperation

Russia’s TASS news agency reported that the Russian president brought a large delegation, including five deputy prime ministers, heads of economic, diplomatic and security agencies, and heads of several Russian state energy companies.

Tass said the bilateral talks are planned to focus on trade and economic cooperation. Both countries quietly seek ways to circumvent U.S. restrictions that have depressed Chinese exports to Russia following a postwar boom in both consumer and military products vital to Russia’s war machine in Ukraine I will do it.

The Biden administration’s tariffs on $18 billion worth of Chinese imports unveiled Tuesday will also be a hot topic.

TASS reported that the second phase of the state visit will take place in the city of Harbin, where President Putin will attend the opening ceremony of the 8th Russia-China Expo and the 4th Russia-China Forum on Regional Cooperation.

Yury Ushakov, a foreign policy adviser to the Russian president, told TASS that China was not chosen at random as the president’s first overseas destination, and that Chinese President Xi Jinping showed a similar gesture of friendship last year. He said that he was chosen as a response to.

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Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted this video of President Putin landing in Beijing. The Russian president was welcomed by the delegation and departed the airport in the center of a huge motorcade.

🇷🇺🇨🇳 At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing and began a state visit to the People’s Republic of China, his first overseas trip since taking office.#RussiaChina pic.twitter.com/JRznEKtB3m

— MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) May 15, 2024

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🇷🇺🇨🇳 At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing and began a state visit to the People’s Republic of China, his first overseas trip since taking office.#RussiaChina pic.twitter.com/JRznEKtB3m

— MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) May 15, 2024

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Putin praises China’s support during Ukraine war

Ahead of his arrival in Beijing, Chinese state media outlet Xinhua published a lengthy interview with President Vladimir Putin, in which he described his meeting with Xi Jinping as a “dialogue between old friends.”

He also praised China’s efforts to “resolve the Ukraine crisis.”

Unfortunately, neither Ukraine nor its Western backers support these efforts. They are not ready to engage in an equal, honest and open dialogue based on mutual respect and consideration of each other’s interests. ”

The Ukraine war began in February 2022 when Russia invaded Ukraine. For more than two years, thousands of soldiers have been killed on both sides of the conflict, while Ukrainian civilians have borne the brunt of Russian aggression, with huge numbers killed or killed. He was made homeless by Moscow’s indiscriminate attacks.

China has served as Russia’s lifeline after Western sanctions were imposed to punish Russia’s aggression. Beijing remains one of Russia’s top importers of oil and gas, and at the same time trade between the two countries is increasing.

In an interview with Xinhua News Agency, Putin criticized the efforts of “Western elites” to “isolate and weaken” Russia.

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President Vladimir Putin arrives in Beijing for state visit

President Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing early Thursday for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, with the Kremlin hoping to deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries.

Chinese state media confirmed that the Russian president had arrived on a state visit to an “old friend.”

By choosing China for his first foreign trip since taking office for a six-year term that will keep him in power until at least 2030, Putin is sending a message to the world about his priorities and the depth of his personal relationships. With Mr. Xi, who is believed to be present.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motorcade passes through Beijing. Photo: VCG/Getty Images

The two leaders will participate in an evening of celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s recognition of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and the Soviet Union’s recognition of the People’s Republic of China.

We will track his visit and bring you updates as they become available.

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