Turkish president asks Putin to resolve Ukraine crisis via talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. (YVES HERMAN / REUTERS) ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday asked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to engage in negotiations to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, according to a statement […]

Ukraine unveils mechanism for post-conflict reconstruction

Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Sept 28, 2022. (LEO CORREA / AP) KYIV/WASHINGTON/ANKARA – The Ukrainian president's office has unveiled a mechanism for the country’s post-conflict reconstruction named the Fast Recovery Plan, the government-run […]

Putin signs decree on partial mobilization in Russia

In this Feb 21, 2022 photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin signs documents, including a decree recognizing two Russian-backed breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent, during a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow. Putin signed a decree on the partial mobilization in Russia, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, as the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues. (ALEXEY NIKOLSKY […]

10 released in Saudi-mediated Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Interior Ministry Press Office, Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky, second left, talks with Azov regiment commander Denys Prokopenko, second right, who was released in a prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine, in Chernyhiv, Ukraine, on Sept 21, 2022. (UKRAINIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY PRESS OFFICE VIA AP) RIYADH – Saudi […]

Russia expels Romanian diplomat in tit-for-tat move

Russia said on Thursday it was ordering a Romanian diplomat to leave the country in response to the expulsion of one of its diplomats from Bucharest. ALSO READ: Russia: Diplomat expulsion would mean US embassy closure Romania, like other European Union member states, was designated an "unfriendly country" by Moscow after it imposed sanctions in retaliation […]

UN inspectors near Zaporizhzhia on mission to avert an accident

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi (right) talks to Ukainian Minister of Energy German Galushchenko (left) after the arrival of the IAEA inspection mission to Zaporizhzhia, on Aug 31, 2022. (GENYA SAVILOV / AFP) ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine – United Nations inspectors arrived on Wednesday in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on a mission […]

Moscow, Kyiv sign deal to resume grain exports from Ukraine

Russia and Ukraine sign an agreement with Türkiye and the United Nations on shipping Ukrainian grain, foodstuff, and fertilizer to international markets via the Black Sea in Istanbul, on July 22, 2022. (PHOTO/XINHUA) ISTANBUL – Russia and Ukraine signed a long-awaited deal here on Friday to safely transfer Ukrainian grain, foodstuff, and fertilizer to international […]

Putin, Erdogan discuss Ukraine situation over phone

A handout photograph taken and released on Sept 29, 2021 by the Turkish Presidential Press service shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) speaking with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after their meeting at the Russian Official Residence of Presidency in Sochi. (MUSTAFA  KAMACI / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP) MOSCOW/ROME – Russian President Vladimir […]