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Xi holds first talks with Zelenskiy since invasion; Ukraine condemns nuclear “blackmail” on Chornobyl anniversary

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping via phone line, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 26th April, 2023.

Kyiv, Ukraine/Beijing,ChinaReuters Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke to Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday for the first time since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, fulfilling a longstanding goal of Kyiv which had publicly sought such talks for months. Zelenskiy, describing the hour-long phone call as “long and meaningful”, signalled the importance of the chance to open closer […]

Pope calls on Russia and Ukraine to seek reconciliation

Pope Francis St Peters Square 18 Apr 2021

Vatican CityAP Pope Francis on Sunday voiced apprehension over a recent Russian troop buildup near the border with Ukraine and called for efforts to ease tensions in the seven year conflict in eastern Ukraine pitting Ukrainian forces against Russia-backed rebels. Ukrainian authorities say cease-fire violations have become more frequent in recent weeks, with nearly 30 […]