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Putin stresses willingness to barter in Ukraine battle

Reunion in Kazakhstan: China's party and head of state Xi Jinping and Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin want to meet again after their meeting in May

Reunion in Kazakhstan: China's celebration and head of state Xi Jinping and Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin wish to increase the profile of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Astana after their assembly in Beijing in May. Photo

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Russia and China are advocating for a brand new world order of their Shanghai Cooperation Organization. And the battle in Ukraine can also be on the agenda on the summit in Astana.

Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin has burdened Russia's readiness to barter peace in its battle of aggression towards Ukraine in entrance of a number of heads of state. At the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which was based to cope with safety points, Putin mentioned that Russia had at all times advocated a political and diplomatic answer to the battle. Moscow, which has been waging a damaging battle of aggression towards Ukraine for greater than two years, has just lately made proposals for an finish to the preventing, Putin mentioned in Astana, the capital of the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan. Moscow insists that Ukraine surrender occupied territories, however Kiev rejects this.

Russia is grateful to the SCO states for his or her proposals to resolve the battle, Putin mentioned. “Russia is undoubtedly ready to take these ideas and initiatives into account,” he mentioned. At the identical time, he once more accused the USA and its allies of getting introduced in regards to the Ukraine battle.

In his confrontation with the West, Putin is striving to construct a brand new world order – as an alternative of “Eurocentric or Euro-Atlantic models” which have led to a rising variety of crises on the planet. “The multipolar world has already become a reality,” he mentioned in his summit speech. Putin expressed his conviction that the SCO and the group of BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, in addition to different international locations) would turn into the cornerstones of the brand new world order.

New Presidency

China will assume the following chairmanship of the SCO till 2025, Chinese state tv reported. In his speech, head of state and authorities Xi Jinping referred to as on member nations to strengthen their unity and to collectively resist “external influences” within the face of challenges.

According to Xi, the SCO neighborhood is on the “right side of history, fairness and justice”. He burdened that the international locations have the proper to develop and will work collectively. China and Russia have considerably strengthened their relations in current months. Beijing additionally repeatedly requires a “multipolar world”. China repeatedly accuses the USA and NATO of interfering in its inside affairs, for instance within the Taiwan query.

Founded towards terror

The SCO, which was initially based in 2001 to fight terrorism, additionally consists of Belarus as a brand new member, India, Pakistan, Iran and the Central Asian states of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi shouldn’t be attending the summit; in response to the Kremlin, he plans to go to Russia afterwards. The SCO plans to give attention to a much wider vary of matters sooner or later and in addition arrange a contact group for Afghanistan.