Russian president Vladimir Putin has told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that his country is "always open" to negotiations around Ukraine. Video: Reuters
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It would be "unacceptable" if China were to position itself as a peacemaker in Ukraine by promoting a ceasefire, says US national security adviser John Kirby.
Russian state media has reported that President Vladimir Putin has paid a surprise visit to the Russian occupied Ukrainian port city of Mariupol.