He told Zelensky that the kingdom will extend the visas of Ukrainian tourists and residents that are due to expire by three more months.
According to Saudi Arabian media, it was Putin who called the Crown Prince, who then "clarified the kingdom's stated position" on the war in Ukraine.
The Kremlin, in its own readout of the call, said both leaders discussed energy concerns and "will continue to coordinate their approaches" on oil production, as key partners in the OPEC+ alliance.
"Taking into account the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by a number of Western countries, Vladimir Putin emphasized the inadmissibility of politicizing the issues of global energy supply," it said.
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