Vladimir Putin

"Lex Ukraine"

Although the tradition of Swiss neutrality dates back to the 16th century, the war in Ukraine and the country's insistence on not getting involved in the war that threatens the EU has irritated many.

Putin says Russia will station tactical nukes in Belarus

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans on Saturday to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, a warning to the West as it steps up military support for Ukraine.

Putin said the move was triggered by Britain's decision this past week to provide Ukraine with armor-piercing rounds containing depleted uranium.

Erdoğan to speak with Putin on grain deal in coming days

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on March 22 that he will speak by phone in the coming days with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss the Black Sea Grain deal. 

"We will have a phone call with Putin in two to three days," Erdoğan said in a televised interview. 

He said the world appreciates Türkiye's mediation efforts between Russia and Ukraine.

China bracing for superpower status

"The international community has recognized that no country is superior to others, no model of governance is universal, and no single country should dictate the international order," wrote Chinese President Xi Jinping in an op-ed published in Chinese and Russian media as he visited Moscow. It was a clear manifesto on how China, the rising power of our times, views the world.

Media: Xi said something to Putin at the parting that made the West shiver VIDEO

"Right now there are changes, the likes of which we haven't seen for 100 years," Mr. Xi told Mr. Putin after biding him farewell. "And we are the ones driving these changes together", Xi told Putin, according to Jutarnji List, citing Daily Mail. The text, however, adds that the West should be worried by such a statement by the Chinese leader.