Putin accuses West of wanting Russians ‘to kill each other’ in mutiny

Russian President Putin accuses Ukraine and the West of wanting Russians to “kill each other” during the Wagner group revolt.

China diplomatic offensive lays down new challenge for US

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s diplomatic efforts in Ukraine are not expected to result in breakthroughs, but fears are growing in Washington that China’s actions may increase its credibility on the world stage. Experts believe that Xi is more interested in being seen as a peacemaker and changing the narrative, rather than actually attaining peace in Ukraine. However, China’s diplomatic efforts could still have a marginal impact, especially in developing nations where there is less enthusiasm for preserving an “international rules-based order.”

China’s Xi plays peacemaker on Russia visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Russia, with hopes of resolving the conflict in Ukraine as part of a broader push to establish China as a peacemaker. Xi has been instrumental in mediating the surprise rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia this month. Reports suggest that Xi may use his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to lean on him to stop the bloody invasion in Ukraine, which has raised hopes in Western capitals. China, a major Russian ally, has long sought to position itself as a neutral party to the conflict.

War crimes court issues Putin arrest warrant

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin over war crime accusations of unlawfully deporting Ukrainian children, as well as a warrant against Russia’s presidential commissioner for children’s rights. The move was welcomed by Ukraine, with President Volodymyr Zelensky calling it a “historic decision”. Russia dismissed the ICC’s order as “void”, while the Kremlin said the ICC had no meaning for Russia.

US in pressure campaign to stop China from arming Russia

by Léon Bruneau WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES — The United States is “confident”…

Putin, Xi agree to jointly combat Afghanistan ‘threats’

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed…

Putin says he opposes mandatory COVID vaccinations

President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he opposed introducing mandatory vaccinations in Russia…

Biden vows to push Putin at summit to protect human rights

US President Joe Biden pledged Sunday to press Russian leader Vladimir Putin…