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Putin and Xi Discuss Chinese Peace Proposal for Ukraine Amid US Criticism

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met in Moscow to discuss Beijing's proposal for a ceasefire in Ukraine. The warm friendship between the two leaders signifies a mutual rivalry with the West.

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin

Washington Criticizes Xi's Visit as "Diplomatic Cover"

The US has criticized Xi's visit to Moscow as providing diplomatic cover for Putin and the war in Ukraine that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

Japan's Prime Minister Shows Solidarity with Ukraine

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited Kyiv in a show of solidarity and support for Ukraine, coinciding with Xi's talks in Moscow.

Updates on the Battlefield in Eastern Ukraine

Russia continues air raids and missile and rocket strikes in eastern Ukraine, while Ukraine reports repelling attacks on the city of Bakhmut and other targets.

Putin and Xi Discuss Beijing's 12-Point Ceasefire Proposal

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov revealed that Putin and Xi discussed a Chinese proposal calling for a de-escalation and eventual ceasefire in Ukraine, though no specific details were provided.

Western Skepticism Surrounds Chinese Proposal

Western officials are skeptical of the Chinese proposal, fearing it is a ploy to buy Putin time to regroup and solidify his grip on occupied land.

Blinken Criticizes China's Support for Russia

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused China of providing diplomatic cover for Russia and not holding the Kremlin accountable for atrocities committed in Ukraine.

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin

China's Stance on Russia and Western Sanctions

China has avoided condemning Russia's actions in Ukraine or labeling them as an invasion while criticizing Western sanctions on Russia.

Ukraine Cautiously Welcomes Beijing's Peace Proposal

Ukraine cautiously welcomed Beijing's peace proposal when it was announced last month, but it remains uncertain when or if Xi will speak to Ukraine's President Zelenskiy.

Japan's Kishida Signals Western Resolve to Back Ukraine

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida's visit to Kyiv sends a message of Western resolve in supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression.

Constant Mortar Fire in Eastern Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine continues to experience heavy artillery fire, with residents in Chasiv Yar and Kalynivka struggling to access necessities.

Explosion in Russian-Occupied Crimea Destroys Missiles

Ukraine reported that an explosion in Dzhankoi, Crimea, destroyed Russian cruise missiles intended for use by Russia's Black Sea fleet. The cause of the explosion remains unverified.