Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan affirmed recently his country’s readiness to make the necessary efforts to contribute to a political solution to the Ukrainian crisis.
This came during his meeting in Riyadh with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, who assured him of Saudi Arabia’s position based on the foundations of international law and its support for efforts aimed at reaching a political solution that ends the crisis and achieves security and stability.
The two ministers reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance them. They also exchanged views on the latest developments in the region and the world and the efforts exerted towards them.
Russia & Ukraine problem
On February 24, 2022, due to previously unsolved problems between Russia and Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a military operation in Ukraine by the Russian Armed Forces that had previously been concentrated along the border.
This was followed by air strikes targeting military buildings in the country, as well as the entry of tanks across the border.. Air raid sirens have been heard across Ukraine and Ukraine’s ICT infrastructure has already deteriorated as a result of cyber-attacks and Russian bombing.
Many Ukrainian cities or buildings were occupied, including the Chornobyl nuclear plant.