China’s Xi Jinping flexes his diplomatic muscle with a visit to Moscow


Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during an awarding ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on June 8, 2018. Xi is traveling to Moscow to show support for Putin.

Analysts say China’s role as a mediator in the past suggests limits to what it may achieve when it comes to Ukraine.

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