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Putin and Xi Jinping discuss crises in Ukraine and the Middle East

Putin and Xi Jinping discuss crises in Ukraine and the Middle East

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Thursday (8) with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss the development of “international multilateral cooperation” and the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East.

According to what was reported by the Russian TASS agency on the Chinese CCTV channel, the two leaders agreed to “continue exchanging views on strategic issues and topics of common interest.”

“China and Russia should resolutely defend their sovereignty and resist interference by external forces in their internal affairs,” Xi said during the call.

In addition, Xi and Putin spoke about the situation in the Middle East, Ukraine and the Asia-Pacific region, according to a statement issued by the Kremlin.

Regarding the conflict between Israel and the Islamic fundamentalist Hamas movement, the Russian presidency confirmed that the views of Beijing and Moscow “completely coincide,” as they both support “a political and diplomatic solution to the Palestinian problem within the international legal framework.” .

Regarding the crisis in the Asia-Pacific Quad, Putin reiterated his position on the Taiwan issue in favor of the “one-China” policy. According to Putin's foreign policy advisor, Yuri Ushakov, the two leaders condemned the “US policy of dual containment of Russia and China”, rejecting “political and military pressure” from the US government.

Finally, Xi and Putin also exchanged congratulations on the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration. .

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