Xi begins a 3-day visit to Moscow to strengthen ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday for a three-day state visit. He is President Vladimir Putin’s first foreign guest since the international criminal court at the Hague issued a warrant for his arrest for war crimes in Ukraine. The two leaders are to discuss deepening ties between their countries as well as a Chinese peace plan for ending the Ukraine war.

Moscow responded to the Hague court’s step by “initiating criminal proceedings against its prosecutor and judges,” maintaining:“The criminal prosecution of Russian citizens by the ICC is illegal, and there are no grounds for criminal prosecution.”

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