Contents tagged with Putin

  • Estonian President meets with Putin

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, who arrived in Moscow for the opening ceremony of the Estonian Embassy in Moscow after its renovations, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, April 18. They discussed bilateral relations, the situation in Ukraine and Georgia. “At the same time, of course, I proceeded from the position of the European Union,” stressed Kersti Kaljulaid.

    Speaking about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the Estonian president noted that she supports the sanctions. …

  • Putin replaced overseer of Donbas, Abkhazia and South Ossetia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin replaced the head of the presidential directorate, supervisor of the DPR, LPR as well as Georgian breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. According to Putin’s decree, Aleksey Filatov was appointed to replace Oleg Govorun.

    The new head of the presidential directorate has been working with South Ossetia. Last year, in his role as deputy head of the directorate, Filatov became involved with the DPR and LPR.

    Earlier, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported …

  • Putin says he was not invited to the Normandy Four meeting in June

     Russian President, Vladimir Putin, said that nobody discussed the possibility of holding Normandy Four format leaders meeting in June with the Russian side, and there are no such negotiations in his working schedule, reports TASS.

    “I don’t know anything about this. Nobody discussed it with us. There is no such meeting in my work schedule,” said Putin commenting on the Petro Poroshenko's statement about his plans to meet the leaders of the Norman Four in June.

    Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry …

  • Putin sends 35 Russian soldiers to UN mission in Central African Republic and Cyprus

    President Vladimir Putin signed the decree to send a group of 30 Russian soldiers to Central Africa. They will serve as part of the UN mission. The decree is published on the official internet-portal of legal information

    “The Russian Ministry of Defense is to send to the UN mission up to 30 servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces as liaison officers, military observers and staff officers”, the order says. The funding for the stay of the Russian military in the Central African Republic will be …

  • 'Putin’s chef' Prigozhin liquidates school catering company after food poisoning scandal

    LLC SP Concord, owned by the Russian businessman Yevgeny “Putin’s Chef” Prigozhin, went into liquidation on 10 April, The Bell reports, citing data from the Russian registry of legal entities. The company is responsible for supplying food to a large number of schools in the Moscow region.

    Equal portions of SP Concord are owned by two of Prigozhin’s well known companies, Concord M and Concord Management and Consulting. Prigozhin himself owns 100% of both legal entities directly or through other …

  • Putin’s chef’s company sues Navalny for $23 million

    The company Moskovsky Shkolnik (“Moscow School Student”), owned by Yevgeny “Putin’s Chef” Prigozhin, is suing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Anti-Corruption Foundation he founded, and Moscow regional parliament candidate Lyubov Sobol for 500 million rubles each (around $7.75 million) for moral damages.

    According to Sobol, this is Prigozhin’s estimate of the damage done to his business “of supplying schools and kindergartens in Moscow with rotten food”.

    On Facebook, Sobol posted …

  • Poroshenko pits himself against Putin in election billboards in Kyiv

    Ukraine’s incumbent President Petro Poroshenko is pitting himself against Russian President Vladimir Putin in the second round of presidential elections, commented Ihor Feshchenko, an analyst from the Civil movement “Chesno”, on Facebook.

    Feshchenko also published a photograph of a billboard with Poroshenko and Putin and the text “21 April – the decisive choice”.

    “Well, the wave of second round advertisements continues to grow. Fortunately this will only last one and a half weeks,” Feshchenko …

  • Putin: gas price dispute with Turkey unresolved

    At a press conference after meeting with Turkish President Recep Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Ankara and Moscow were still in disagreement about how the gas price should be determined.

    Putin explained that Russia determines the gas price on the basis of market conditions. “The prices of energy carriers are not determined at Gazprom’s wish, but by the market. Gazprom does not dictate them. There is a problem: our Turkish friends insist on one set of formulas; on …

  • Putin intends to dispel Estonian security fears

    In meeting with Estonian President  Kersti Kaljulaid, Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to dispel Estonian security concerns about its neighbor to the east. This was relayed in a telephone interview to the Postimees newspaper by the press secretary of the Russian Head of State, Dmitry Peskov. He also defined one of the main goals of the meeting.

    “Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to dispel Estonian security fears in meeting with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid,” said Peskov in …

  • Putin sends birthday wishes to former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder

    President Vladimir Putin sent birthday wishes to former German Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Russian oil giant Rosneft, Gerhard Schroeder, on his 75th anniversary, said Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov as quoted by  TASS.

    Peskov noted that Putin called Schröder and wished him success.

    Putin and Schroeder has maintained friendly relations from the time Schroeder served as chancellor of Germany. Schroeder also chairs the Nord Stream AG shareholder committee and sided …