In New Year letters, Vladimir Putin says Russia open for dialogue with US, pledges continued support to Syria
Russian president Vladimir Putin, in a New Year letter to his US counterpart Donald Trump, said on Sunday that Moscow was ready for dialogue on a 'wide-ranging agenda', the Kremlin said in a statement.
Moscow: Russian president Vladimir Putin, in a New Year letter to his US counterpart Donald Trump, said on Sunday that Moscow was ready for dialogue on a "wide-ranging agenda", the Kremlin said in a statement.
In a separate letter to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Putin pledged continuation of aid to the Syrian government and people in the "fight against terrorism".
Putin also sent New Year greetings to world leaders including prime ministers Theresa May of Britain and Shinzo Abe of Japan, as well as Chinese president Xi Jinping.
Ukraine forces to retreat from Severodonetsk city after weeks of fierce fighting against Russian troops
Capturing Severodonetsk in the Donbas area has been a key goal of Russia as they seek to seize a swathe of eastern Ukraine
'A high-precision long-range Kalibr missiles destroyed an ammunition depot of foreign weapons transferred to Ukraine by NATO countries, including 155-mm M777 howitzers,' Russia said
The move will end visa-free travel for Russians that began when Ukraine became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991