Japan imposes additional sanctions on Russia due to the Ukraine conflict and a visit by an aide of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to a contested island off the coast off northern Japan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin accepts an invitation to the upcoming G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is also invited to the summit.
In a phone call with French president Emmanuel Macron, Russian president Vladimir Putin says that Russia will no longer attack nuclear power plants and is open to holding a trilateral meeting between Russia, Ukraine, and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Russian president Vladimir Putin demands that NATO guarantee that it will not move its forces into Ukraine, accusing NATO and the U.S. of "trying to send Ukraine and Russia into direct armed conflict."
Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses Ukraine of "provoking armed confrontation" with pro-Russian separatists in the war-torn eastern portion of the country. Putin also said that Ukraine failed to comply with the July 2020 ceasefire of the conflict, which has killed over 14,000 people since it broke out in 2014.
The Court of Appeal in Kyiv, Ukraine, rules to release Volodymyr Tsemakh, a person of interest in the case of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. President of Russia Vladimir Putin says both countries are finalizing negotiations on a "rather large-scale" prisoner exchange.
Reports surface about the publication on January 29 by the United States of a list of Russian politicians and oligarchs that the U.S. government was required by CAATSA to draw up. Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the list, on which he is not included, is an "unfriendly act" that complicates ties between the two countries.