Presidents of Russia

Putin orders weekend truce in Ukraine, Kiev won't take part

The impact of Russian President Vladimir Putin's order for his forces in Ukraine to observe a unilateral, 36-hour cease-fire was in doubt on Jan. 6 after Kyiv officials dismissed the move as a ploy but didn't clarify whether Ukrainian troops would follow suit.

Moscow also didn't say whether it would hit back if Ukraine kept fighting.

Erdoğan asks Putin to declare 'unilateral' Ukraine ceasefire

Syrian regime must take concrete steps regarding the stalled process for a political solution to the ongoing civil war in the country, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Russian President Vladimir Putin after the defense ministers from Türkiye and Syria held a historic meeting under the mediation of Moscow.