Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, are scheduled to discuss the tense situation in Europe and NATO’s belligerent rhetoric as tensions escalate between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the announcement on Tuesday and said the talks are going to take place via video link on Wednesday.
“The sides will exchange their views on international affairs. The recent developments in international affairs, especially on the European continent, are now very tense and this definitely requires discussion between the allies, between Moscow and Beijing,” Peskov said.
The Kremlin spokesman added that Russia saw “a very aggressive rhetoric both from NATO and the US,” which needs to be discussed in the virtual meeting.
Peskov said the two presidents were set to discuss a range of other issues, as well. “There is a plethora of questions on the agenda: talks on energy, cooperation in the…