By The Financial District
Putin Can't Get What He Wants From Xi: CNN Analyst
Updated: Mar 25
Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited his international “best friend," China’s leader Xi Jinping, to Moscow for a three-day state visit beginning March 20, and has much to offer Xi, from oil and gas, metals, minerals, and perhaps even Siberia.
Photo Insert: Putin is beleaguered and Xi knows that he can play the role of a peacemaker who respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of any nation.
CNN analyst Jill Dougherty says in her Mar. 18, 2023 piece that Kremlin officials hint the two leaders will be signing “important documents” that will “deepen relations” and solidify economic cooperation.
Which also means Putin could also ask Xi for a supply of weapons, artillery shells, rockets, tanks, and microprocessors, never mind the Chinese trucks that bog down during winter and tires that crack in the snow.
Putin is beleaguered and Xi knows that he can play the role of a peacemaker who respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of any nation.
Xi knows by now that Putin owes him much for not condemning the invasion but Xi is also in debt to the world by insisting he respects sovereignty but denies Taiwan its sovereignty, the way Putin denies Ukraine is a nation older than Russia and its people belonged to one nation while Russia was in the process of becoming a country from the ashes of the Duchy of Muscovy.
Dougherty says Putin and Xi belong to the same pole, and they eventually would repel each other.
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