‘Come to Moscow in the spring ..’ Putin said to Jinping, as well as dropped missiles on Ukraine
Xi Jinping Vladimir Putin talks: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks via video conference on Friday amid the 10-month-long war in Ukraine. Putin invited Xi to visit Moscow in the spring. Meanwhile, Ukraine was attacked by drones and rockets on Thursday night and in the early hours of Friday from Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks via video conference on Friday. file photo
- Russia and China talk about military agreement and strengthening of armed forces
- Drone attacks were carried out in many areas including Kyiv, with heavy losses
- Zelensky said – Russian military force will attack more on New Year
Kyiv. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks via video conference on Friday amid the 10-month-long war in Ukraine. During this, he reiterated his resolve to further deepen his bilateral cooperation. Meanwhile, Ukraine was attacked by drones and rockets on Thursday night and in the early hours of Friday from Russia.
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping did not directly mention Ukraine during their bilateral talks via video conferencing, but they noted growing tensions between Moscow and Beijing amid “geopolitical tensions” and a “difficult international situation”. Appreciate the relationship. Putin said, “In the face of growing geopolitical tensions, the Russian-Chinese strategic partnership is expanding.” Putin invited Xi to visit Moscow in the spring season.
Death toll rising in Russian attacks
In Ukraine, officials on Thursday said the death toll was rising in a Russian missile attack on an energy center and other important targets. This was the deadliest attack by Russian security forces in the last few weeks. Four people were killed in the attack, according to Kirill Tymoshenko, deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential office. Ukraine’s military said on Friday that the Russian army fired a total of 85 missiles and carried out 35 airstrikes in the past 24 hours, targeting important centers of Ukraine. The army report said that Russia also carried out 63 attacks with multiple launch rocket systems.
Drone attacks were carried out in many areas including Kyiv, with heavy losses
Ukraine’s air force said that after the missile attack on Thursday morning, the Russian military carried out strikes with Iran-made Shahed-131/136 drones on Thursday night and early Friday. The Air Force said that all the drones were downed. The mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, said the attacks were aimed at the capital. According to Klitschko, out of seven kamikaze drones flying towards Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, two were downed on the edge of the city and five in Kyiv. Apart from this, attacks were also carried out in Donetsk, Luhansk province, Chernihiv, Sumy, and Kharkiv provinces in the north and Zaporizhia and Kherson in the south.
Zelensky said – Russian military force will attack more on New Year
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address that Russia has not abandoned its intention to capture Donetsk. Zelensky warned the people of Ukraine that Russian military forces could intensify attacks in the new year. He said, “There are two days left of this year. Perhaps the enemies will once again try to make us celebrate the New Year in darkness. They are preparing to attack our cities.” Zelensky said, “Whatever their plan, we know one thing about ourselves that we will survive. We will drive them out. There is no doubt about it. They will be punished in this fierce war.
Russia and China talk about military agreement and strengthening of armed forces
Putin said during talks with Xi that military cooperation has a “special place” in the ties between their countries. Putin said Russia’s aim is to “strengthen cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries.” Xi said China is “increasing strategic cooperation with Russia, providing each other with development opportunities, helping the two countries.” is poised to become a global partner for the benefit of the people of the United States and in the interest of stability around the world.