Russia–South Korea relations
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol denies that his country is sending weapons to Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin made a reference to South Korea during a conference yesterday.
Sources: Al Jazeera
Sources: Al Jazeera
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a decree recognizing the "independence" of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia Oblasts, which were proclaimed yesterday.
U.S. President Joe Biden declares in a speech that Russian President Vladimir Putin "cannot remain in power". In response to reports that the statement constitutes a call for regime change, the White House later releases a statement saying that Biden's "point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He was not discussing Putin's power in Russia, or regime change". In response to Biden's statement, the Kremlin states that this is a choice of the Russian people.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Russia is open to peace talks with Ukraine. However, he also urged Ukraine to meet Russian demands.
US President Joe Biden says a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine will result in a more severe penalty than a "minor incursion" as he predicts that Russian President Vladimir Putin "will move in [on Ukraine]; he has to do something".
South Korean fighter jets fire warning shots at three Russian planes as a reaction to an alleged violation of the country's national airspace.
U.S. President Donald Trump says he may cancel his scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during this week's 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit because of Russia's maritime clash with Ukraine.
United States President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a G20 working lunch meeting, traded views on Syria's civil war: where they agreed, i.e. UN negotiations, cease-fire, and Syrian-led political transition; and where they disagreed, i.e. President Bashar al-Assad's future role. Obama reiterated his support for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine, including Ukraine's control of its borders.
Poland's parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, says that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland's then leader Donald Tusk in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves. Sikorski later retracted the claim stating he had "mis-remembered".
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a press conference, saying that “force isn’t needed right now” after deploying roughly 16,000 troops to Crimea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a federal law "On ratification of the Protocol on the Accession of the Russian Federation to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization on April 15, 1994" that authorizes Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) after almost 18 years of negotiations.