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.
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.