(DW) – Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to Russia next week, Beijing and Moscow said on Friday. The Kremlin said the three-day trip will take place "at the invitation" of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
The announcement came on the same day that the International Criminal Court at The Hague issued a rare arrest warrant for Putin for alleged war crimes over the Ukraine conflict.
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The West is suspicious of China's close relations with Russia and Beijing's vow to stay neutral in the nearly 13-month-old conflict.
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