China plan could end war, but Ukraine and West not ready for peace

But Mr Putin said the plan could be put forward only "when they are ready for it in the West and in Kyiv".

The Russian leader met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday in Moscow to discuss the conflict, and relations between the two countries.

China's plan, published last month, does not explicitly call for Russia to leave Ukraine.

ListingĀ 12 points, it calls for peace talks and respect for national sovereignty, without specific proposals.