19:25 [Donbass Insider] (E)
In addition to totally sabotaging the meeting of the contact groups which took place on 15 June 2020 by videoconference, Ukraine tried during the latter to oust the DPR and LPR (Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics) from the negotiations, while declaring that the Minsk agreements were only non-binding recommendations.
10:35 [Press TV] (E)
Reports of a shipment of Iranian fuel to Venezuela in the face of US sanctions against the two allies have infuriated the United States, with one official threatening to take “measures" against the “unwelcome” development.
18:47 [CCTV] (E)
2020-03-20 - BEIJING, March 19 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday that China stands ready to work with all other countries to step up international cooperation against the COVID-19 epidemic and safeguard global public health security. In a phone conversation in the night with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, Xi pointed out that the novel coronavirus disease broke out ferociously, and China had to rise up to the challenge and respond to it bravely. That is because it concerns not only the lives and health of the Chinese people, but also the public health security of the whole world, added the Chinese president. Thanks to arduous efforts, the situation of epidemic prevention and control in China continues to improve, with the order of production and life being restored at an increasing pace, Xi said.
12:35 [MintPressNews/YouTube] (E)
As Cuba sends doctors around the world to help fight coronavirus, a Cuban antiviral drug, Interferon Alpha 2b, is helping countries like China stem the tide of the outbreak.
15:36 [Tass] (E)
The presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, could hold a meeting in Moscow on March 5 or 6, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. "The issue of a possible summit meeting was indeed discussed today. The meeting between President Putin and President Erdogan in Moscow on March 5 or 6 is being worked out at the moment. In other words, the next week," he said. The Russian and Turkish presidents held phone talks on Friday, focusing on the urgency of extra measures to normalize the situation in northwestern Syria.
14:34 [SANA] (E)
Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem on Sunday received an official Libyan delegation co-chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Abdul-Rahman al-Ahiresh and Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister at the Libyan Government, Abdul-Hadi al-Hawaij.
14:33 [Al Masdar News] (E)
The Deputy Prime Minister of the Benghazi-based Libyan government, Abdul-Rahman Al-Ahiresh, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdul-Hadi Al-Hawaij, arrived in the Syrian capital on Sunday to discuss cooperation between the two countries in countering Turkish moves and combating terrorism.
12:42 [Tass] (E)
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has denied reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet in Istanbul on March 5. "President Putin has no plans for such a meeting on March 5 so far," he told reporters on Thursday. Peskov added that there was no trip to Istanbul in the president’s schedule for March 5. "No, President Putin has other work plans for March 5," he said. The Kremlin spokesman noted though that Russia and Turkey continued to communicate at the expert and working levels, "first and foremost, to discuss the Idlib crisis."