Putin under Pressure: Is China the Winner in the Ukraine War?
As Russian missiles and drones blasted civilian buildings in Ukraine, Chinese President Xi Jingping concluded what he called a „journey of friendship and peace“ to Moscow. His warm reception there comes as no surprise: Vladimir Putin is badly in need of friends after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest. He’s clearly hoping Xi’s grand display of solidarity…will translate into economic and military support to help Russia cope with sanctions-induced shortages. China has bigger aims: nothing less than rebalancing global geopolitics. So we’re asking: “Putin under Pressure: Is China the Winner in the Ukraine War?” Our guests: Vladimir Esipov, DW Sudha David-Wilp, German Marshall Fund Angela Stanzel, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik.