Putin and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko discussed a possible exchange of prisoners in a rare phone call Saturday and agreed that officials from the two countries would visit their prisoners "in the near future".
Canada issues firm rejection of Trump’s proposal
Russia have picked a terrible time to go on their worst run in the post-Soviet era.
Leaders speak on significance of achievements gained in Astana for political solution in Syria
As member of NATO, Turkey decided to buy the best of its class with S-400 missile defense, says Russian leader
Veteran foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu both retained their posts in the government.
The planned construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline would further call into question Ukraine's role as a key transit nation for Russian gas to Europe, and has become a wedge issue between Europe and the United States.
Russia will keep gas transit through Ukraine if it is 'economically proved', says Putin
Russia has been involved in Syria's civil war since September 2015. Its military support of the regime changed the course of the war, allowing government troops to retake more than half the country from rebels and the Islamic State group.
This year's first face-to-face talks between the veteran leaders, who speak each others' languages, comes as European powers are scrambling to preserve the Iran deal which US President Donald Trump abandoned last week.
Meeting between Russian president and Israeli premier comes after announcement of US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal
The 65-year-old, in power since 1999, is on course to become the longest-serving Russian leader since Joseph Stalin after his victory in March's elections.
Vladimir Putin will be inaugurated for a historic fourth term on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years after predictably winning Russia's March presidential election. But with no successor and no political competition, what are the possible scenarios when his term ends in 2024?
Russian, South Korean presidents welcome Panmunjom peace declaration in phone call
In phone talk, Russian, Iranian leaders also discuss prevailing situation in Middle East, including that in Yemen
In separate phone talks, Turkish president discuss US-led airstrikes on Syria, bilateral and regional issues
Phone conversation comes a day after French leader says there is 'proof' chemical weapons were used by Syrian regime
On Saturday, Douma, a Damascus suburb, was hit by a suspected chemical attack
Russian president stressed the importance of respecting Syrian sovereignty
Putin's comments came as Russia and Britain traded accusations at a tense meeting of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal with a nerve agent in England.
Akkuyu NPP to meet about 10 percent of Turkey's electricity needs