Ukraine war live updates: Xi invites Putin to China as talks in Moscow continue; Russian mercenaries say Kyiv is preparing counterattack - CNBC
Mar 21, 2023 1 min, 15 secs
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen welcomed an International Monetary Fund deal with Ukraine that provides $15.6 billion for a program that will support various reconstruction efforts and finance essential services across the war-weary country.

Justice ministers from over 40 countries met in London for the war crimes conference days after the global court issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of personal responsibility in the abduction of children from Ukraine.

"The two countries have enjoyed deepening political mutual trust, convergence of interests, and understanding between the peoples, and have advanced cooperation on trade, investment and energy, and on exchanges at people-to-people and sub-national levels," China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a readout of the two-day meeting.

Abrams battle tanks from the US Army's, 1st Armoured Battalion of the 9th Regiment, 1st Division from Fort Hood in Texas, part of the Atlantic resolve operation, arrive at the Pabrade railway station some 50 km (31 miles) north of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

The Pentagon is speeding up its delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine, opting to send a refurbished older model that can be ready faster, with the aim of getting the 70-ton battle powerhouses to the war zone in eight to 10 months, U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

Western nations have viewed China's peace plan, and the fact it appears to want a role as a mediator in the conflict, with suspicion given Beijing's alignment with Russia on an ideological level and refusal to condemn the invasion of Ukraine.



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