Wang Yi, Chinese Foreign Minister Begin a 4-day trip to Russia, which many consider It paves the way for Putin’s trip to China to meet with Xi Jinping.
Foreign news agencies reported that Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Begin a 4-day visit to Russia on Monday, September 18, 2023, by meeting with Mr. Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Discuss security matters and the situation in Ukraine.
After talks between the two ministers The Russian Foreign Ministry also issued a statement stating that The two sides discussed the situation in Ukraine in detail. and emphasize the futility of any attempt to end this crisis regardless of the benefits. and Russian involvement
While the Russian media considers Wang’s visit also paves the way for Vladimir Putin’s trip to China to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Putin said earlier this month that He may meet with Chinese leaders but did not specify when. Some observers expected that Putin is likely to attend the Belt and Road Forum in China next month.
Putin has not traveled abroad since the International Criminal Court. A warrant for his arrest was issued in March. on charges of war crimes in Ukraine Putin last traveled abroad in December 2022 when he visited Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.
The United States has always accused China of Providing indirect economic assistance to Russia and has provided Moscow with key technology since the start of the war in Ukraine.
US intelligence report Published in July, it was claimed that Beijing uses various economic support mechanisms to help Russia. Reduce the impact of Western sanctions and export controls. Such as starting to import energy from Russia, increasing the use of the Yuan in doing business with Russia. and selling technology for both civil and military use to Moscow. for use in Ukraine
However, China has always denied the accusations and maintains that they are neutral in the war.