As Ukraine battle drags on, Russia’s Putin and China’s Xi to fulfill in Beijing | EUROtoday

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In his first journey overseas since securing a fifth time period, Russian President Vladimir Putin will journey to Beijing on Thursday to fulfill with Chinese chief Xi Jinping to bolster ties with China and their joint efforts to push again in opposition to a U.S.-led international order.

The journey will come barely every week after Xi visited Europe for the primary time in 5 years and declined to make use of his affect to stress Moscow to finish in its battle in opposition to Ukraine. As effectively as offering diplomatic help, China has grow to be a essential financial lifeline as Russia copes with mounting Western sanctions.