Putin, Xi hold ‘thorough’ talks on Chinese plan for Ukraine-Russia peace

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Kremlin said on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping had held a ‘thorough’ exchange of views during their first day of talks and had discussed Beijing’s peace plan for Ukraine.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to give further details, telling reporters to wait for a joint statement later on Tuesday after the two leaders meet for a second day of talks.

‘There was a very thorough exchange of views, a serious conversation in the informal part,’ he said, referring to Monday’s meeting.

He said the two leaders had talked about China’s proposal – a 12-point paper calling for de-escalation and eventual ceasefire in Ukraine – but again declined to elaborate.

Putin said on Monday he had carefully studied China’s ideas, viewed them with respect and would discuss them with Xi…”

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