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Putin says China's Ukraine proposal could be basis for peace

Update : 22 Mar 2023, 01:47

The second day of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Moscow saw the two leaders continue high-level talks. Xi has also invited Putin to visit Beijing this year.

Russian President Vladimir Putin met again with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Tuesday during the latter's visit to Moscow.

Xi was welcomed for talks with pomp and affair at the Grand Kremlin Palace as Russian soldiers dressed in 19th-century-style parade uniforms stood by.

The importance of the Chinese premier's visit was highlighted by the pageantry and displays of excess from Russia's tsarist imperial past.

Putin, who has until now been finding himself increasingly isolated on the world stage in light of the war in Ukraine, said that the two leaders had signed major agreements expanding their strategic cooperation as well as increasing Russian energy supplies to China.

"The two statements we signed fully reflect the special nature of Russian-Chinese relations, which are a model of true partnership and strategic interaction," Putin said.

Putin also said that China's proposals for peace in Ukraine could serve as a basis for a political settlement "once the West and Kyiv are ready for it."

"We find that many of the positions in the peace plan put forward by China agree with Russian approaches," he added.

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