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STRAIGHT. War in Ukraine: Xi Jinping leaves Moscow after summit with Vladimir Putin


  • The war entered its 392nd day.
  • Vladimir Putin has been receiving Chinese President Xi Jinping since Monday. The two countries said they were “concerned” about NATO’s growing presence in Asia.
  • Putin and Xi are giving the green light to a giant gas pipeline that will link Siberia to northwest China.
  • Volodymyr Zelensky invited China to a dialogue on a possible way out of the conflict and is “awaiting an answer.”
  • Ukraine on Tuesday welcomed the “historic visit” of the Japanese Prime Minister to Kyiv. Volodymyr Zelenskyy will take part in the G7 scheduled for May in Hiroshima via videoconference.

Ukraine has received a $15.6 billion aid package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

This program, equivalent to 14.5 billion euros, should “support a gradual economic recovery while creating conditions for long-term growth in the context of post-conflict recovery and on the path to accession to the European Union,” the IMF said in a statement. statement.


Ukraine to receive American Abrams tanks by autumn

The United States will deliver Abrams tanks to Ukraine by autumn, much faster than originally thought, and Patriot air defense systems will also arrive on a “fast track schedule,” the Pentagon said Tuesday. In agreement with Kiev, Washington “decided to provide the M1A1 model of the Abrams tank,” US Department of Defense spokesman General Pat Ryder said.

This “will allow us to significantly speed up delivery times and deliver this important capacity to Ukraine by this fall,” he added.

The spokesman said the tanks would give Ukraine “capabilities very similar to those of the M1A2” that Washington originally planned to provide, but declined to elaborate on the differences between the two models.


Xi Jinping leaves Moscow after meeting with Putin

Chinese President Xi Jinping left Moscow on Wednesday morning after a two-day trip to Russia to strengthen ties with his counterpart Vladimir Putin, Russian news agencies reported.

His plane took off from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport after being greeted by a guard of honor playing the anthems of Russia and China, RIA Novosti reported.


The Russian Navy “repulsed” the attack of drones on the port of Sevastopol

The Russian navy “repelled” a drone attack Wednesday on the port of Sevastopol in Crimea, on a peninsula annexed by Moscow, the city’s governor said Wednesday morning. “The Black Sea Fleet repelled a surface drone attack on Sevastopol,” Russian-appointed Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev said on Telegram. “They tried to enter our bay, our sailors fired at them with small arms. Air defense also worked,” he added.

Windows were shattered in several buildings in the city after the explosions, no one was injured, Russian authorities say.


White House: China cannot claim impartiality towards Ukraine

“China cannot reasonably be considered impartial” when it comes to Ukraine, a White House official said Tuesday in what was the most outspoken American criticism of China’s proposal to mediate the conflict.

John Kirby, spokesman for the White House National Security Council, also accused Beijing of “passing on Russian propaganda” that the war in Ukraine would be the result of Western aggression, and Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping on Tuesday praised the entry into a “new era” of their “special” relationship.


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Source: Le Parisien

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