Contents tagged with G20

  • Putin's aide: Washington has not asked for a meeting of Russian and US presidents yet

    Washington has not requested a bilateral meeting of Russian and US presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the G20 Summit in Osaka, said the Aide to Russian President, Yuri Ushakov, RIA Novosti reports.

    Ushakov answered that "nothing has happened" on this matter.

    Earlier, media sources reported that the US allegedly sent a request to organize a meeting of the presidents of the two countries. According to the RBC news agency, negotiations were proposed to be held at the end of June …

  • Russia warns US not to interfere in Saudi royal succession

    Russia has warned the US not to attempt to interfere in the order of succession in Saudi Arabia, and has expressed its support for crown prince Mohammad bin Salman despite the accusations that he had the government critic Khashoggi killed. 

    President Putin’s special representative for the Near East said that Prince Mohammed has the full right to the throne after 82 year-old King Salman dies. 

    “Of course we are opposed to interference. The Saudi nation and leaders must deal with such issues …

  • Volker: Russia needs a pretext for aggression in Ukraine 

    Russia needs a pretext for aggression in Ukraine, US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker told TSN.Tyzhden in an interview. 

    According to Volker, the US used to think it was unlikely that Russia was set on aggression in Ukraine, but in the wake of the Kerch Strait incident, it will be necessary to reconsider the realistic probability that there may be new aggression from Russia. 

    “We must do everything we can to stop it from coming to this. We must do everything to prevent this …

  • Putin expects demilitarized zone in Idlib to be established soon

    At a press conference at the G20 summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that he expects the demilitarized zones in Idlib to be established shortly.

    “The situation in Idlib also worries us, we see that for now, our Turkish partners are having a hard time, but the truth is, they are trying. We see that they are working at establishing a demilitarized zone, but we hope that our intelligence services and the Ministry of Defense will solve this issue soon,” said the Russian …

  • Merkel promises to discuss release of Ukrainian sailors with Putin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Ukraine of solidarity in the conflict with Russia and promised to discuss the issue of respecting the rights of Ukraine in the Kerch Strait with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in the capital of Argentina, Deutsche Welle reports.

    According to Merkel, Kyiv should “act smart.” She noted that it would be impossible to solving the Ukrainian-Russian conflict by military means. "The conflict in Ukraine can be solved through dialogue only,” …

  • Kremlin prepares for Putin-Trump meeting

    Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said that Kremlin experts plan to prepare the agenda for the meeting of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump during the coming G-20 Summit in Argentina, Interfax News reported. He said that during their meeting in Paris, the leaders of the two countries confirmed their intention to hold a meeting in Buenos Aires.

     “Saying goodbye in Paris, Trump said, “Well, see you in Buenos Aires!” Our president expressed an approval,” Ushakov said in an interview with the “ …

  • Kremlin: Putin invited to Washington at the end of the year

    According to the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin received an invitation to meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington later this year. Yuri Ushakov, Putin’s assistant told journalists on Tuesday, July 24 that preparation for this summit has not yet begun.

    According to Ushakov, the Presidents of the two countries agreed on the importance of continuing bilateral contacts during their first official meeting in Helsinki on July 16. "The issue of organizing upcoming meetings wasn't …

  • Russians arrested in Hamburg unrest, face up to 10 years in prison

    Two Russians arrested after the riots in Hamburg, which took place on the eve of and during the recent G20 summit, may face six months to ten years in prison, as stated by the official representative of the Hamburg prosecutor’s office Nana Frombach.

    According to her, ten years is the maximum period to which detainees can be sentenced, but the final decision will be made by the court after the investigation is completed and formal charges are brought.

    Both prisoners are currently being held in …

  • Kremlin: Putin and Trump want to meet at G20 summit

    The Presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, have held telephone talks, the Kremlin press service reported.

    The leaders of the two countries discussed the prospects for coordinating the actions of Russia and the United States in the fight against terrorism in Syria, as well as "thoroughly discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula."

    It is noted that Putin called for restraint and a reduction in the level of tension. The presidents agreed to "establish …

  • Berlin invites Russian minister to attend G20 agriculture meeting in Germany despite sanctions

    Through a series of diplomatic maneuvers, the German government hopes to circumvent the EU’s travel ban for Russian Minister of Agriculture Aleksandr Tkachov, the DPA news agency reported.

    Tkachov is on the list of Russians who are subject to sanctions and is thus prohibited from entering the EU due to Russia’s annexation of the Crimea in 2014. However, according to the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs plans to host the Russian minister on January 22. …