Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu insisted over the weekend that the Government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was conducting a series of efforts to organize a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
One day after meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Thursday traveled to Kyiv for an encounter with Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky amid heavy shelling from Russian forces.
Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday told United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that no solution could be achieved in the crisis with Ukraine without solving the territorial issue of Crimea and Donbas.
Video footage of Russian President Vladimir Putin looking shaky, unsteady, and distracted, which went viral over the last few days has resurfaced rumors worldwide about the health of the 69-year-old leader.
The Government of Brazil abstained as Russia was being suspended from the United Nations Human Rights Council Thursday evening, with only 23 countries voting against the measure, adopted as a consequence of gross and systematic violations and abuses during the invasion of Ukraine.
Clear signs of support for Russian President Vladimir Putin are on display in the Venezuelan capital. A mural of him alongside the late Hugo Chávez Frías has been unveiled Monday in appreciation. Another mural of Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona is to be seen in Caracas not far off, it was reported.
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou Thursday said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin was nostalgic about the USSR and stressed that neither Cuba nor Venezuela was key players in the ongoing armed conflict. Lacalle was also critical of the role the United States was playing, which was not that of a “counterweight”.
The UK on Wednesday made new legislation to prohibit maintenance on aircraft or ships belonging to specific sanctioned Russian oligarchs or their businesses. Through these new powers, laid in parliament through a Statutory Instrument (SI), the UK can now prohibit sanctioned oligarchs from benefiting from the UK’s world-leading aviation and maritime industries and engineers.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss hinted a possible exit route for Russia might be considered if President Vladimir Putin fully withdraws his troops from Ukraine and pledges “not to launch new aggressions.”
Diplomatic sources in Moscow Monday said whatever remained of ties between Russia and the United States was on the verge of collapse after Washington's Ambassador John Sullivan was handed a demarche and a note of protest in view of President Joseph Biden's remarks calling Russian leader Vladimir Putin a war criminal amid the invasion of Ukraine.