Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited a military command center in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don for an update on military operations.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimo accompanied him.
At the headquarters, Putin saw new weapons and technology and was briefed on the state of the war.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov gave no further details of the visit, which came a day after Putin was in Kazakhstan to meet
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev for talks about closer military cooperation.
It is apparently the fifth time the Russian president has met his top commanders in the southern military district, the last time being on October 20.