Putin will visit China probably in the second half of May

China's foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment

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Putin, Photo: REUTERS
Putin, Photo: REUTERS
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Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to China in May where, in his first trip abroad during his new term, he will hold talks with President Xi Jinping.

"Putin will visit China," one of the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. The details were independently confirmed by four other sources, who also spoke on condition of anonymity.

Another source said Putin's trip to China is likely to take place in the second half of May.

"At the moment, several presidential visits and several high-level contacts are being prepared," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

China's foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Western governments on Monday condemned Putin's victory in the presidential election, which they called unfair and undemocratic.

However, China, India and North Korea congratulated the Russian president on his re-election for a six-year term.

China and Russia declared a "borderless" partnership in February 2022 when Putin visited Beijing just days before launching his invasion of Ukraine.

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