Chinese President Xi Jinping left Moscow on Wednesday morning after a three-day visit to the Russian capital that seemed to produced mixed results for the tentative allies.
China’s leader and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin reaffirmed areas of strategic cooperation and plans to extend economic ties and increase trade up to 2030. They also both criticized the U.S. for undermining global strategic stability.
But there was little in terms of substance from the meeting and official statements from both sides, made after talks concluded Tuesday, disclosed few details about the implementation of economic agreements.
Fred Kempe, the chief executive of the Atlantic Council, told CNBC that China was exploiting Russia’s desperation for an alliance, saying the summit could be summed up as being “Putin’s desperation meeting Xi’s opportunism.”
In other news, both Ukrainian and Russian officials said separately that Kyiv and Zaporizhzhia, and Sevastopol in Russian-occupied Crimea, had been targeted by drone and missile attacks Wednesday morning.
Source : CNBC