China's leader Xi Jinping paid a visit to Moscow to meet Vladimir Putin and stress the strength of the China-Russia axis.
The visit took place days after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for President Putin and Russia's children rights ombudswoman Mariya Lvova-Belova for ordering and overseeing the kidnapping of Ukrainian children from Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories.
Russia downed an American drone over the Black Sea, well beyond Russian territorial waters.
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