Washington considers unacceptable calls for a truce in Ukraine, which may follow a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, John Kirby, strategic communications coordinator at the White House National Security Council, said in an interview with Fox News.
“If this meeting leads to any call for a truce, it will be unacceptable. Because it will only ratify Russia's gains by today and give Mr. Putin time to prepare new people and plan a new offensive at his convenience." said Kirby (TASS quote).
On March 17, the Kremlin announced that Xi Jinping would make a state visit to Moscow on March 20-22, where take place his talks with Vladimir Putin. It is expected that within the framework of the talks the issues of further development of relations of "comprehensive" partnership and strategic cooperation between Russia and China will be touched upon. The leaders of the two states will also discuss the deepening of Russian-Chinese cooperation in the international arena. At the same time, as noted in the Kremlin, a number of important bilateral documents will be signed. Xi Jinping's visit to Russia was also confirmed by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.