Holding their first in-person talks because the begin of the Ukraine battle, Putin took a transparent broadside on the United States, saying: “Makes an attempt to create a unipolar world have lately acquired a completely ugly type and are utterly unacceptable.”
Putin and Xi sat throughout from one another on the centres of two lengthy rounded tables, flanked by their delegations on both aspect, as they met on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) within the Uzbek metropolis of Samarkand.
They gave the impression to be the one two of the about two dozen individuals within the room not sporting face masks.
“We extremely admire the balanced place of our Chinese language pals in reference to the Ukrainian disaster,” Putin advised Xi.
“We perceive your issues,” Putin stated, with out specifying what points China might have raised about Ukraine.
“For our half, we adhere to the precept of 1 China. We condemn the provocation of the US and their satellites within the Taiwan Strait,” Putin stated.
Putin known as for the “international strengthening of the SCO” and stated he was certain Thursday’s assembly would assist in “strengthening the Russian-Chinese language partnership”.