Russia-Ukraine war, live: latest news on the conflict today

Follow live the last hour of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and all the news of the meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in Moscow.

13.48 | Xi Jinping arrives in the Kremlin to begin formal talks with Putin

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in the Kremlin to start official talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

12.58 | Russian police raid the homes of members of the NGO Memorial, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

The organization said on Tuesday that Russian security forces raided the homes of a number of former employees of the Nobel Prize-winning Memorial Human Rights Organization on Tuesday, and may summon them for questioning. The raids were carried out after investigators accused the now-banned group of including World War II-era Nazi collaborators on its historic list of victims of political terrorism.

11.35 | Japanese PM travels to Ukraine to meet Zelensky amid Xi’s visit to Putin

The Japanese Foreign Ministry said that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida traveled to Ukraine on a surprise visit, where he will meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday.

Kishida “will directly convey to President Zelensky the respect for the courage and perseverance of the Ukrainian people who, under his leadership, rose up to defend their homeland, as well as solidarity and strong support for Ukraine from Japan and the Group of Seven countries he chairs from Japan.” The head of the Japanese government has been invited to visit Ukraine as the host country for this year’s G7 summit.

10.58 | Putin and Xi continue their discussions with Ukraine on the agenda

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Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping held their second day of meetings in Moscow on Tuesday, after the Russian president was open to discussing a peace plan drawn up by China to end the conflict in Ukraine.

On the sidelines of the Chinese president’s three-day state visit to Russia, another Asian ruler, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, is traveling to Kiev to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Xi’s trip to Moscow strengthens his strategic ally Putin, who a few days ago was the subject of an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court for “war crimes” in Ukraine.

10.40 | Ukraine says Russian missiles were destroyed in Crimea, which Russia denies

On Tuesday, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense claimed that a number of Russian Kalibr cruise missiles had been destroyed in Crimea, which Russia denied, and said that it repelled a drone strike.

“An explosion in the town of Djankoy in the north of temporarily occupied Crimea destroyed Russian Kalibr NK cruise missiles while they were being transported by rail,” the information department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported on Telegram.

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