Russia prepares to welcome Xi: they put up billboards with congratulations, and Putin wrote an entire article
Preparations are in full swing in Russia for the visit of Chinese leader Xi Jinping. On the way from Vnukovo airport to the Kremlin, congratulatory billboards appear, and dictator Putin wrote an entire article about Russian-Chinese relations.
Obviously, after the official recognition of Putin as a war criminal in The Hague, Moscow is trying to hold on to all possible contacts, of which there are not many. Read more about Russia's preparations for Xi Jinping's visit in Channel 24's material.
Billboards in Chinese in Moscow
Photos of billboards in Moscow have already appeared on social networks, on which it is written: “Warmly welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping to Russia.” These billboards in Chinese and Russian are reported to be the route from Vnukovo Airport, where Xi is likely to land to Moscow.
Billboards-congratulations in Moscow / Photo from social networks
Putin wrote a whole article and not without Ukraine
In honor of Xi Jinping's visit, Vladimir Putin decided to write a whole article for the Chinese party newspaper Renming Zhenbao about Russian-Chinese friendship. In it, the dictator says that relations between Russia and China are built on “trust, respect for each other's sovereignty and interests.” Yes, yes, the Chinese maps with Vladivostok and Sakhalin in their composition testify to respect for sovereignty.
Putin goes on to talk about his meeting with Xi in 2010 and about 40 meetings since then, and the increase in trade between the countries, which reached $185 billion last year. I wonder why Putin uses “hated American dollars” to measure trade?
The dictator says that Russia and China are states with ancient original traditions and culture. Only here they are from China, and from Russia they are simply stolen or at least borrowed. And he calls these countries “democratic.” The actions of the governments of Russia and China just demonstrate the opposite of democracy concepts.
Next – the traditional accusations towards the “collective West”, which for some reason sees a threat from Russia and China. And, of course, a whole part of the article is devoted to Ukraine. Putin captures China's position in the war. By the way, the dictator calls the war a “crisis in Ukraine.” It's not even a “special operation” anymore. An interesting period for the military campaign, in which more than 160 thousand invaders died and tens of thousands of pieces of equipment were destroyed.
Russia is open to a politico-diplomatic settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. However, back in April 2022, the peace talks were by no means terminated by us. The future of the peace process depends solely on the readiness for a serious conversation, taking into account the prevailing geopolitical realities. Unfortunately, the ultimatum demands addressed to Russia speak only of isolation from such realities and disinterest in finding a way out of the situation. Putin says in his article.
Putin is convinced that the West seems to be out of touch with reality, but accuses NATO of aggression, despite the fact that the Alliance is not a participant in the war, unlike Russia.
Recall! Xi Jinping's visit to Russia is scheduled for March 20-22.