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Putin yet to seal gas deal on China visit, wins support on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) is greeted by the Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and his wife Peng Liyuan before the group photo event at the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit in Shanghai May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) is greeted by the Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and his wife Peng Liyuan before the group photo event at the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit in Shanghai...more

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) is greeted by the Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and his wife Peng Liyuan before the group photo event at the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit in Shanghai May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
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A flag covers the face of an honour guard, during a welcoming ceremony for the visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Xijiao State Guesthouse ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, in Shanghai May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A flag covers the face of an honour guard, during a welcoming ceremony for the visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Xijiao State Guesthouse ahead of the fourth Conference on...more

A flag covers the face of an honour guard, during a welcoming ceremony for the visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Xijiao State Guesthouse ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, in Shanghai May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Honour guards wait for the arrival of visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Xijiao State Guesthouse, ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, in Shanghai May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Honour guards wait for the arrival of visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Xijiao State Guesthouse, ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in...more

Honour guards wait for the arrival of visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Xijiao State Guesthouse, ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, in Shanghai May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and China's President Xi Jinping review an honour guard contingent during a welcoming ceremony at the Xijiao State Guesthouse ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, in Shanghai May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and China's President Xi Jinping review an honour guard contingent during a welcoming ceremony at the Xijiao State Guesthouse ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia...more

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and China's President Xi Jinping review an honour guard contingent during a welcoming ceremony at the Xijiao State Guesthouse ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, in Shanghai May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and China's President Xi Jinping attend an agreement signing ceremony during a bilateral meeting at Xijiao State Guesthouse ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, in Shanghai May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and China's President Xi Jinping attend an agreement signing ceremony during a bilateral meeting at Xijiao State Guesthouse ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia...more

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and China's President Xi Jinping attend an agreement signing ceremony during a bilateral meeting at Xijiao State Guesthouse ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, in Shanghai May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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