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With Orban in China and Modi in Russia, Putin’s multipolar world takes shape

Posted on AllSides July 8th, 2024
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban made a surprise visit to Beijing on Monday where Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for a global effort to push Russia and Ukraine toward a “cease-fire” and praised Orban’s diplomatic initiatives — a powerful display of how Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin are seeking to create a multipolar world order not dominated by the United States.

Even as Xi embraced Orban in the Chinese capital, Russian missiles smashed down in Kyiv, Dnipro, and other Ukrainian cities, on Monday — killing at least 31 people,...

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