Putin's 50-second wait for Turkey's Erdogan

STORY: Putin was seen shuffling his feet and sucking his cheeks as he waited for his Turkish counterpart to arrive.

During the meeting, talks on establishing a safe passage for Ukrainian grain shipments via the Black Sea was high on the agenda.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine - two major global wheat suppliers - has sent prices for grains and other food products soaring.

It has stalled Kyiv's exports, leaving dozens of ships stranded and some 20 million tonnes of grain stuck in silos at Odesa.

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