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Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a video conference meeting on the COVID-19 cornavirus situation in Russia, at Novo-Ogaryovo residence. Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of “dangerous provocative actions” in its eastern Donbass region in a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the Kremlin said on Friday.

The two leaders also discussed possible joint production of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19.

Reporting by Tom Balmforth and Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne