The Kremlin says Russia’s President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of “sabotaging” peace talks with Russia.
The comments were apparently made during a 45-minute phone call between the Russian leader and the Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer.
According to Moscow’s readout of the call, President Putin denied that his country’s blockade of Ukrainian ports is to blame for disruption to global food supplies.
Austria’s Chancellor said the point of the call, described as “very intense, very serious”, was to establish if potential humanitarian solutions can be found in Ukraine.
He also added Putin said he was ready to discuss a prisoner swap with Ukraine.