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.
Moscow accuses the West of directly participating in the war by supplying weapons to Ukraine after Slovakia became the second of Kiev's allies to provide MIG-29 fighter jets on the 387th day of fighting.
Kiev hails decision as "historic" but Moscow dismisses order, saying it has "no meaning" for Russia.
"Elements of planning and availability of resources" indicate that Russian authorities "may have committed torture as crimes against humanity", UN report says as conflict enters its 386th day.
Senior diplomat says documents show statements by Denmark, Germany, Sweden on informing Moscow about investigation 'untrue'.
Last week, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that a Turkish delegation will visit Moscow for technical talks ahead of a planned Turkish, Russian, Iranian, and Syrian foreign ministers' meeting.
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.
UK and France share a "special bond and a special responsibility" when the security of Europe is threatened, UK Prime Minister noted, adding that the two countries will always be at the forefront of Europe's defence as fighting enters its 380th day.
The hypersonic missile strike occurred against the backdrop of a series of missile strikes carried out by Russia in several Ukrainian cities on the 379th day of the conflict.
Pressure is mounting on Ukrainian troops trying to hold the town against Russian soldiers hoping to capture it no matter the cost, as Ukraine-Russia conflict stretches to its 378th day.
The delegation will head to Moscow next week for making technical preparations ahead of a possible Turkish, Russian, Iranian and Syrian foreign ministers' meeting, Türkiye's top diplomat says.
Russian troops and mercenaries rain artillery on last access routes to besieged Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, bringing Moscow closer to its first major victory in half a year after bloodiest fighting of the conflict – now in its 374th day.
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