Russia to return to Black Sea grain deal if demands met: Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin told Erdogan that the extension of the agreement was meaningless without the implementation of the Russian part of the grain deal, according to the Kremlin. He reiterated that Russia would return to the deal "as soon as the West fulfills all its obligations" outlined in the agreement.
Ukraine removes Soviet-era symbol from Motherland Monument in Kiev
The Soviet emblem on the monument -- the tallest staue in Ukraine -- will be replaced by the trident by August 24, when the country celebrates Independence Day, Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy as saying in a statement. Experts on Monday carrued out some preparatory work and constructed the metal sculpture of the trident, the Ministry said.
Russia might be interested in returning to talks on Black Sea grain deal: US envoy
"We have seen indications that they might be interested in returning to discussions. So we will wait to see whether that actually happens," Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US representative to the UN, said on Tuesday at a press briefing on the US presidency of the UN Security Council for August.
Russia accuses Ukraine of drone attack in Moscow region
In a statement on Telegram, the Ministry said that an attempt by Ukraine "to carry out a terrorist attack by unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on facilities in the Moscow region has been foiled, reports CNN. "The UAV was destroyed by means of air defence," the Ministry said, adding that there were no casualties or damage.
Wagner chief Prigozhin seen in Russia for first time since failed mutiny
According to accounts associated with the mercenary group, the meeting took place on Thursday and the dignitary is part of the Central African Republic delegation to the Russia-Africa summit, reports CNN. For several years, Wagner had a presence in the Central African Republic.
Russia launches strike on Ukraine's facilities producing drone boats near Odessa: Defence ministry
"Last night, the Russian armed forces launched a group strike with long-range high-precision sea- and air-based weapons on facilities where terrorist acts against Russia were being prepared using uncrewed boats, as well as on places where they were being manufactured near the city of Odessa," it added on Sunday.
Russia's external debt-to-GDP ratio falls to historic low
Data from Russia's Central Bank reveal that the ratio, which stood at 16.6 per cent at the end of 2022, has further declined, reports Xinhua news agency. By late March, state and corporate debt combined amounted to $354.8 billion.
Video shows Prigozhin in public for 1st time since Wagner's failed mutiny
“Welcome guys! I am happy to greet you all. Welcome to the Belarusian land! We fought with dignity! We have done a lot for Russia,” a man resembling and sounding like Prigozhin says in the video, which was posted on pro-Wagner Telegram channels on Wednesday and then shared on his account, CNN reported.
Moscow to view ships sailing to Ukrainian ports in Black Sea as 'carriers of military cargo'
"Due to the termination of the Black Sea Initiative, and the curtailment of the maritime humanitarian corridor, all ships en route to Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea will be considered potential carriers of military cargo from 00:00 Moscow time on July 20, 2023," it added on Wednesday.
Vladimir Putin to attend BRICS summit via video link: Kremlin
"President Putin has decided to participate in the BRICS summit in the format of a video conference call," Peskov said on Wednesday, adding that the Russian leader intends to fully participate in the event. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will attend the summit in person, the spokesman said as quoted by Xinhua news agency report.