There are reports that Chinese and North Korean soldiers are ready to get involved with the Russian invasion of Ukraine to bring about "peace
Allies close to Vladimir Putin say that an army of volunteer fighters are ready to step in when he gives the order to create a large fighting force.
Vladimir Solovyov, a Russian TV presenter and close ally to Putin, claims that there are other forces awaiting Putin’s command without much context during a recent broadcast to Russian audiences.
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This came after the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, met with Putin in March to discuss the relationship between the two countries.
As both Ukraine and Russia jockey for his favour, the Chinese government said the meeting with Putin was "a journey of friendship, cooperation, and peace".
Putin claimed that Jinping is a “good, old friend” in an attempt to solidify the country as an ally and establish a level of trust between the two.
Solovyov, broadcasting on his Russian-1 TV show, said: "They [Ukraine] are preparing for a great war, so it makes sense for China to meet them here in the Ukrainian fields.
"I look forward to seeing volunteers from China and North Korea.”
Ukraine’s minister of internal affairs, Anton Gersshchenko, shared a clip of the broadcast on Twitter, adding: “Solovyev looks forward to seeing volunteers from China and North Korea fighting for Russia.
"What happened to the ‘second army in the world’?”
Reports indicate that Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and his administration made efforts to meet with and speak to Jinping before his travels to Moscow.
Zelensky last spoke to Jinping before the Russian invasion in February of 2022. Though he and his advisors are keeping communication lines open.
Ukraine’s top diplomat, Dmytro Kuleba, said that China’s official response to the communication outreach was that “"they're carefully examining the request" for all calls and visits.
While there is no official call about foreign troops helping Russia, the Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko, said that North Korea “firmly” supports Russia’s war efforts.
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