Japan’s prime minister offers support to Ukraine while China’s Xi supports Russia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made a surprise visit to Kyiv on Tuesday, stealing some of the global attention from China’s Asian rival President Xi Jinping, who was meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss Beijing’s peace proposal for Ukraine that Western countries have already criticized. The two visits, … Read more

Kishida from Japan on her way to Ukraine for talks with Zelenskyy

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was on his way to Kiev early Tuesday for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to coincide with the Chinese leader’s visit to Moscow. During his visit, Kishida will “show respect for the courage and patience of the Ukrainian people who stand up to defend their homeland … Read more

Xi-Putin meeting: China’s Xi highlights close ties with ‘best friend’ Putin on first visit to Russia since Ukraine invasion

CNN — Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin to discuss the close ties and strategic visions shared by China and Russia on the first day of a state visit framed by Beijing as a peace project, despite deep skepticism in Kiev and the West. Xi is making his first since Moscow launched … Read more

ICC issues war crimes warrant for Putin’s arrest over alleged deportation of Ukrainian children

CNN — The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian official Maria Lvova-Belova over an alleged plan to deport Ukrainian children to Russia. The court said there are “reasonable grounds to believe that Mr Putin is individually criminally responsible” for the alleged crimes, for having … Read more