Xi Jinping expected in Moscow, Slovakia and Poland arm kyiv

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Russia will receive China, its main partner, next Monday and promise “a new era” in their relations. Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, have planned to discuss the conflict in Ukraine. After a first one-on-one, the leaders will hold more formal negotiations to deepen “their strategic relationship”, particularly military and economic.

This announcement of a meeting between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin comes the day after a phone call between the heads of Chinese and Ukrainian diplomacy. Qin Gang, the Chinese foreign minister, asked Dmytro Kouleba on Thursday to resume talks between kyiv and Moscow “as soon as possible”. “We do not support calls for a ceasefire for the time being,” Washington replied, criticizing the Chinese initiative.

sentence of the day

It’s nice that the international community has valued our work to help the children of our country, and that we don’t leave them in areas of military operations and take them out (…) There were sanctions of all countries (…) But we will continue the work”

These are the words, tinged with irony, spoken by Maria Lvova-Belova. The Russian commissioner for children’s rights is targeted, along with Vladimir Putin, by an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court for the alleged deportation of Ukrainian children.

But, despite the legal proceedings, the politician intends to continue her “work”. To find out more about the arrest warrant issued against the Russian head of state, it’s right here:

The number of the day

13. Like the number of military planes, type MiG-29, delivered by Slovakia to Ukraine. These deliveries “will help us to effectively defend our skies”, said Oleksiï Reznikov, the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, in a message of thanks to Slovakia posted on Twitter. Poland, one of Ukraine’s staunchest supporters, announced that it delivered its first MiG-29s to kyiv this week.

The trend of the day

Green light from Turkey for Finland’s membership in NATO. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked the Turkish Parliament on Friday to ratify Finnish membership. 28 of the 30 member states of the Alliance have already approved Finland’s candidacy.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hailed Turkey’s willingness to ratify Finland’s membership of the Alliance and called for Sweden’s membership to be ratified “as soon as possible”. The two Scandinavian countries have expressed their desire to join the political-military alliance after the start of the war in Ukraine.

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