Vladimir Putin tells Xi Jinping he will consider Ukraine peace plan as ‘dear friends’ meet in Moscow

Chinese and Russian leaders hold high stakes discussion as world looks on

Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Kremlin yesterday. Photo: Sergei Karpukhin

Roland OliphantTelegraph Media Group Limited

Vladimir Putin admitted to being “slightly envious” of China as he told Xi Jinping he would consider Beijing’s proposals for a ceasefire in Ukraine at the beginning of a high-stakes summit in the Kremlin.