Zakharova noted that the U.S. arbitary sanctions are a weapon of genocide in Covid-19 times.Full Story
G20 countries need a common plan of action to stabilize the situation, support economies and restore confidence in world markets, Putin said.Full Story
Welfare programs, federal tax payments suspension, and preferential credits are some measures that the Russian government will implement to avoid a recession.
"The absolute priority is people's health, life, and safety," President Putin stressed.
With international panic over the coronavirus, the price of an oil barrel has sunk below the $25 threshold for the first time in nearly two decades.
On Saturday, Russia's lower chamber of parliament, the State Duma passed the constitutional changes.
Russians will decide about the approved amendments in a plebiscite to be held on April 22.
Oil prices are also under threat after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced increased production, only to face Russia. This would mean an increase in cheap oil supplies in the world.
"The attacks have halted, and the ceasefire continues at the moment. We are carefully and sensitively following the field," Akar said during a visit to Turkey's defense company ASELSAN.
Changes include issues such as the definition of marriage as a heterosexual union and support for large families.
War actions on Idlib has caused more than 1,500 deaths and 960,000 displaced since Dec. 1, 2019.