Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet China’s top diplomat in Moscow on Wednesday, the Kremlin said, after the United States warned Beijing against providing material support to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Chinese weapons supplies to Russia would risk a potential escalation of the Ukraine war into a confrontation between Russia and China on the one side and Ukraine and the U.S.-led NATO military alliance on the other.
“Putin will receive Wang Yi,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
Wang earlier met Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, saying that he looked forward to clinching new agreements during his visit to Moscow. There were no details on the agreements.
When Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping met face to face just before Russia launched its “special military operation” in Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, the two leaders sealed a “no limits” partnership between China and Russia that triggered anxiety in the West.