Xi urges world powers to help Russia, Ukraine resume talks

The Straits Times July 8, 2024, 03:00 PM UTC

Summary: Chinese President Xi Jinping urged world powers to assist Russia and Ukraine in restarting direct negotiations during a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Beijing. Orban's visit to China, labeled a "peace mission," comes amid tensions in Ukraine. China has refrained from condemning Russia's actions and emphasized the need for a political solution. Orban, known for his ties to both China and Russia, plays a key role in fostering peace efforts.

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  1. [5.3]
    Orbán claims to solve Russia-Ukraine war at summit (POLITICO Europe)
    3d

  2. [2.9]
    Orbán meets Trump after Putin visit, angers EU leaders (Financial Times)
    4d
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  3. [4.3]
    Orbán's Moscow trip breaches EU treaties, faces condemnation (Financial Times)
    4d
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  4. [4.4]
    Orbán's controversial actions at Nato summit anger alliance members (The Guardian)
    4d
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  5. [2.5]
    EU partners to reprimand Hungary PM for rogue diplomacy (Hindustan Times)
    5d
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  6. [2.3]
    Orbán echoes Putin on Ukraine in leaked letter (POLITICO Europe)
    6d
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  7. [3.6]
    Orban shares insights from Kyiv and Moscow visits with EU (Kyiv Post)
    6d
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  8. [4.5]
    Hungary's Orbán warns of brutal next 3 months in Ukraine (Business Insider)
    7d
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  9. [3.1]
    Orbán visits China after Russia, Ukraine trips for peace talks (The Associated Press)
    7d
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  10. [4.5]
    Orban hints at unexpected meetings, peace mission intensifies (Kyiv Post)
    8d
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  11. [1.4]
    Slovak PM praises Orbán for peace efforts in Ukraine-Russia conflict (The Telegraph)
    9d
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  12. [4.5]
    Hungarian PM Orban meets Putin in Moscow, condemned by EU (CNN)
    10d
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  13. [3.7]
    Orbán visits Putin for peace, condemned by EU leaders (The Guardian)
    10d
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  14. [3.9]
    Hungary's Orbán meets Putin on Ukraine, criticized by EU (ABC News)
    10d
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  15. [3.4]
    Orban angers EU with Putin meeting, defies Ukraine peace talks (The Telegraph)
    10d
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  16. [4.7]
    Orbán to meet Putin in Moscow amid EU concerns (The Guardian)
    11d
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  17. [4.2]
    Orbán to meet Putin for peace talks after Kyiv visit (Financial Times)
    11d
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  18. [6.0]
    Orbán visits Kyiv amid Russia-Ukraine war (The Associated Press)
    13d

  19. [3.6]
    Orban visits Kyiv, calls for ceasefire and peace talks (CNN)
    13d
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  20. [4.6]
    Viktor Orbán visits Kyiv for talks with Zelenskiy (The Guardian)
    13d
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  21. [4.8]
    Viktor Orbán to visit Kyiv amid EU presidency assumption (The Guardian)
    14d
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