Xi Jinping plans to travel to Russia after another nuclear threat from Vladimir Putin: “Relations are rock-solid”

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (REUTERS) (SPUTNIK/)

Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, would be planning to visit Russia to meet his counterpart, Vladimir Putinafter the head of the Kremlin announced today the suspension of its participation in the nuclear disarmament treaty new start and threatened again with new atomic tests.

According to a publication by the American media The Wall Street Journalthe Chinese leader is expected to use the trip to Moscow to boost multi-party peace talks.

According to an American newspaper, the beijing regime he wants to play a more active role in ending the conflict, so Xi’s trip would be part of a push for peace talks to try to persuade Putin not to use nuclear weapons.

He Wall Street Journal He assured that the preparations for the visit are at a premature stage. Xi could visit Russia in April or early Maythe sources told the prestigious US outlet, on the eve of Russia’s celebration of its World War II victory over Germany, an event the Kremlin used last year to compare Ukraine’s elected leaders to the Nazis.

Wang Yi in Munich, Germany (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)
Wang Yi in Munich, Germany (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay) (WOLFGANG RATTAY/)

In this context, the head of Chinese diplomacy, Wang Yiheld a meeting with the secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev.

Sino-Russian relations are mature and rock-solidwill bear the tests of this variable international situation,” said the Chinese diplomat, quoted by the agency TASS.

Wang expressed his confidence that “there are good possibilities to continue our close strategic interaction and the contacts in defense of our strategic interests”.

The representative of Chinese diplomacy highly valued the contribution of Russia in strengthening the strategic interaction between Moscow and beijing and assured that China is willing to “defend resolutely” national interests and mutually beneficial cooperation “in all directions”.

“At the end of last year during the telematic meeting of our leaders, they developed the plan for the future development of bilateral relations,” he recalled.

In particular, he stressed that both countries, “as permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, have a great responsibility for peace on our planet.”

Sergei Lavrov and Wang Yi at the G20 meeting in November last year (Reuters)
Sergei Lavrov and Wang Yi at the G20 meeting in November last year (Reuters) (RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY /)

Wang, who arrived in Moscow after participating in the Munich Security Conference, is scheduled to meet with Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrovwith which he will address, among other issues, the conflict in Ukraine.

China has launched a peace initiative in Ukraine and Wang himself assured two days ago in Munich that Ukraine and Moscow should start direct negotiations on peace, in order to reach a political agreement.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskovindicated for his part that a meeting between Wang and Putin is not ruled out.

The visit of the head of Chinese diplomacy to the Russian capital comes as the first anniversary of the start of the Russian war campaign in Ukraine is about to be fulfilled.

Wang said on Monday that China wants to work with countries that are interested in reaching a peace deal in Ukraine and achieve a ceasefire as soon as possible.

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