Speaking at the opening of an annual arms show outside Moscow that caters to foreign customers, Putin said that Russia’s arms exports play an important role in the development of a "multipolar word.”
“As the initiator and main instigator of the Ukrainian crisis, Washington, while imposing unprecedented comprehensive sanctions on Russia, continues to supply arms and military equipment to Ukraine,” Zhang was quoted as saying.
Marina Ovsyannikova was charged over a street protest last month, when she held up a banner that said, "Putin is a killer, his soldiers are fascists. 352 children have been killed (in Ukraine). How many more children should die for you to stop?”
"Regrettably, instead of de-escalation, over the past several days there have been reports of further deeply worrying incidents that could, if they continue, lead to disaster," Antonio Guterres said in a statement.
According to Macron's office, Putin had "reconsidered the demand" that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) travel through Russia to the site, after the Russian leader himself warned fighting there could bring about a "catastrophe."
Speaking to Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday, Putin said that Moscow was ready to make a "significant contribution" to averting the food crisis if the West lifts the sanctions.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said on Twitter, "The two volunteer paramedics (Cuba) and (Alaska) have left their jobs as a fashion designer and as a media person, to defend Ukraine."
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Moscow's military action in Ukraine was not responsible for the global food crisis, instead blaming the West for preventing the export of Russian grain.
Moscow is "deliberately causing food prices to explode ... in order to destabilise entire countries", Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock told the meeting, accusing Russia of waging a "cynical grain war."