Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin tells Macron that Navalny could have taken the Novichok poison himself

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron that Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny could have taken the poison Novichok himself, reported the French newspaper Le Monde, citing two sources.

    According to the newspaper, in his conversation with Macron, Putin spoke of Navalny contemptuously and called the oppositionist "a simple troublemaker on the Internet." The Russian president also said that Navalny allegedly used his Anti-Corruption …

  • In speech to UN Putin calls for removing sanctions and trade restrictions

    President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, said that the recovery of the world economy during the pandemic requires "removing restrictions and sanctions."

    "Removing restrictions and sanctions could be useful to restore global growth and reduce unemployment," said Putin.

    Putin said that now Russia’s proposal to introduce so-called green corridors, which will remove trade restrictions to ensure countries' access to basic necessities, is especially …

  • Putin approves Lukashenko's plans to amend constitution

    At a meeting in Sochi between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, Putin supported the proposed amendments to the Belarusian Constitution, said the Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, as quoted by TASS.

    "Of course, the events of recent weeks in Belarus could not but have an impact. In addition, we know the initiative of President Lukashenko to carry out constitutional reform, to start the relevant process, and this topic was also touched upon and this initiative was also …

  • Merkel's possible successor accuses Putin of refugee crisis

    One of the leading politicians from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Friedrich Merz harshly criticized the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin. "This man and his army are bombing hospitals, kindergartens, schools and nursing homes," Merz said in a video interview with Bild, referring to the war in Syria. According to the politician, the influx of refugees to Europe is largely caused by "barbaric military actions by the Russian army, for which Putin is responsible."

    Syria has been …

  • Putin explains reasons behind Russia's development of hypersonic missiles

    Russia had to start developing hypersonic weapons after the U.S. withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the honorary general director, honorary general designer of the NPO Mashinostroyenia ,Herbert Yefremov.

    "We had to create these weapons in response to the deployment of the U.S. strategic missile defense system, which in the long term would be able to actually neutralize all our nuclear capabilities, Putin added. The …

  • Putin gives Lukashenko $1.5 billion loan

    Russia will provide Belarus with a loan of $1.5 billion, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi.

    The details of the new loan are being worked out by the finance ministries of the two countries, Putin said, without specifying from which sources the funds are planned to be allocated.

    "Russia remains committed to all our agreements, including the agreements of the Treaty on the Union State and the Collective Security Treaty Organization. We …

  • Talks between Putin and Lukashenko begin in Sochi

    Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko have begun in Sochi, stated Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, as cited by TASS .

    "Talks have begun," he said, answering a question.

    According to Telegram-channel "Pool One" close to Lukashenko's press service, the protocol part of the meeting has ended.

    The President of Belarus arrived in Sochi on a working visit on the morning of September 14. As reported by Lukashenko's press service, …

  • Italian Prime Minister: Putin promised to investigate Navalny’s poisoning

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte that he will establish a commission to investigate the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

    "President Putin assured me in a recent conversation that Russia intends to clarify what happened and told me that he will create an investigative commission and is ready to cooperate with the German authorities," said Giuseppe Conte said in an interview with the newspaper Il Foglio.

    He added that …

  • Kremlin: at the moment Putin will not vaccinate against COVID-19

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will decide whether to vaccinate against coronavirus if he sees fit, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a briefing on Wednesday.

    According to RIA Novosti, Peskov was asked whether Putin would be vaccinated in order to attend international events.

    "As for the president's vaccination, when and if he deems it necessary, he will report it himself," Peskov replied.

    The day before it became known that Putin refused to go to the UN General Assembly in New York …

  • Putin refuses to explain to Merkel situation with Navalny’s poisoning

    Vladimir Putin does not plan to issue any statements in connection with the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, who, according to German experts, was poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok.

    The Kremlin "sees no reason" for comments from the head of state, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

    The day before , German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded an explanation of what happened, calling the poisoning of Navalny an "attempt to silence him".

    At the moment, there have been …