Vladimir Putin has taken credentials from foreign envoys, including the new US ambassador, urging “predictable” dialogue with Washington. Bilateral ties hit a new low on Monday when the US “completely…unlawfully” seized the Russian consulate in San Francisco.
Relations between Russia and the EU are stuck in a “deep and acute” crisis and are unlikely to improve until President Vladimir Putin leaves office and the conflict in Ukraine is resolved – events that could be many years away, the outgoing EU ambassador to Moscow has said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that the de facto conditions needed to end Syria’s civil had been achieved.
Putin’s comments, which followed talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, come as Russia, Turkey and Iran cooperate on maintaining de-escalation zones in Syria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is heading to Turkey to meet his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan as relations between the two states continue to thaw. The situation in Syria and de-escalation zones are expected to be the main issues on the table.