Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also thanked his Russian counterpart for his "positive attitude" in extending the Black Sea grain deal, which is crucial in maintaining stability in food prices.
Russian leader joins local governor Mikhail Razvozhayev on a surprise visit to the Black Sea port city of Sevastopol, according to images broadcast on TV, as fighting in Ukraine continues on its 388th day.
Deal between Tehran and Moscow comes after the expiry in October 2020 of restrictions on Iran purchasing conventional weapons under a UN resolution, and the jets could be delivered within the next year.
As the Kremlin presses on with its Ukraine offensive, now in its second year, questions have been raised against the effectiveness of unprecedented sanctions against Moscow.
The recent rift between the Wagner Group and the Russian army has raised several questions about the future of the Ukraine conflict. Here's what regional experts say on the matter.
Ukraine battles Russian troops trying to pierce its lines in east and northeast, and artillery bombardments intensify after allies promised hundreds of tanks to Kiev, as fighting enters its 339th day.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy airs frustration about not obtaining enough weaponry as Western allies conferred on how best to support Ukraine as fighting continues on day 330.
Valery Gerasimov, the Chief of the Russian Army, has recently gained an additional title being appointed as the commander of military operations in Ukraine. But should he be happy about it?
Ukraine says Russia unleashed a major missile attack, smashing a nine-storey apartment block in Dnipro city, killing at least 29 people and striking vital energy facilities, as fighting rages on its 326th day.
Kiev said earlier its troops were fighting to retain control of the now-battered industrial towns in the east, which Russian mercenaries claimed earlier this week to have taken, as fighting continues on its 322nd day.
The head of Russian military contractor company has said their forces had completely liberated the eastern Ukrainian mining town of Soledar by killing around 500 pro-Ukranian soldiers as fighting enters its 321st day.
Soledar is a salt mining town in the Donetsk region around 15 kilometres (nine miles) from Bakhmut which Russia has been trying to seize for months.
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