Putin visits Iran for first trip outside former U.S.S.R. since Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin

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# 18 July 2022 22:09 (UTC +04:00)

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Tehran on Tuesday for a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the first trip by the Kremlin chief outside the former Soviet Union since the invasion of Ukraine, APA reports citing Reuters.

Putin casts the West's attempt to cripple Russia's economy with the most severe sanctions in recent history as a declaration of economic war and says Russia is turning away from the West to China, India and Iran.