China’s Xi Jinping to meet Vladimir Putin in boost for isolated Russia leader

The Russian government said Mr Xi was due to arrive around noon and meet later with Mr Putin.

(Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

By Emily Wang Fujiyama and Joe McDonald, Associated Press

Chinese leader Xi Jinping is due to meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow in a political boost for the isolated Russian president after the International Criminal Court (ICC) charged him with war crimes in Ukraine.