Putin arrives in Beijing for China state visit as Ukraine war intensifies live

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22.27 EDT Putin praises China's support during Ukraine war Prior to his arrival in Beijing, Chinese state media outlet Xinhua published a long interview with Vladimir Putin in which he described meeting with Xi Jinping as a “dialogue between old friends”. He also praises China in its initiatives to “resolving the crisis in Ukraine”. Unfortunately, neither Ukraine nor its western patrons support these initiatives. They are not ready to engage in an equal, honest and open dialogue based on mutual respect and consideration of each other’s interests.” The war in Ukraine began when Russia invaded the country in February 2022....