Contents tagged with Putin

  • Erdogan complains to Putin about Assad

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the fighting in Idlib threatens Turkey's national security, reports Anadolu News Agency.

    The Turkish president noted that the escalation of the conflict in Idlib also undermines the possibility of a peaceful settlement. In his opinion, the actions of Assad’s army lead to a humanitarian disaster. Erdogan and Putin also discussed the Russian-Turkish relations and the situation in Libya.

    Earlier, it became known …

  • Putin orders to prepare symmetrical response to the US missile tests

    Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with permanent members of the Russian Security Council ordered "to take comprehensive measures to prepare a symmetrical response" to the test of the US cruise missile.

    Commenting on the US test of the Tomahawk type missile, Putin noted that the United States made a gross violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). In his opinion, the Americans "orchestrated a propaganda campaign" around Russia's non-compliance with the …

  • Russia promises to start developing intermediate and short-range missiles

    Russia will develop intermediate and short-range missiles, but will not deploy them unless the US does, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference after talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö.

    According to the TASS news agency, Putin said that Russia has not yet heard a reaction from the US or Europe. The Russian president mentioned the US’s testing of sea-based Tomahawk missiles adapted to be fired from the land. Putin also claimed that these rockets can be fired from …

  • Putin: Moscow can live without membership in Council of Europe

    At the press conference after talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö , Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia doesn't want to participate in the Council of Europe at any cost, and if other members don't want to see Russia there, Moscow can live without membership in this organization.

    Finnish journalist, addressed Putin and  pointed out that Moscow does not comply with the rules of the organization. The journalist reminded of dispersal of protests in Moscow. Putin replied that …

  • Georgian TV Channel fires journalist who insulted Putin

    A new General Director of Rustavi 2 Georgian TV channel Paata Salia, announced the dismissal of several journalists. Georgi Gabunia, who insulted Russian President Vladimir Putin during a broadcast, was among the dismissed employees. According to Salia, the reason for the dismissal was a conflict of interest.

    "The producer and host of analytical programs Eka Kvesitadze, the head of the information service of the channel Nodar Meladze, as well as several producers and presenters, including …

  • Putin tells Macron about talks with Ukrainian President Zelensky

    Before meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he would inform him about his talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, RIA Novosti reported.

    Putin said that his recent conversations with Zelensky are worth mentioning to Macron because they contained “matters that can be discussed”. He also added that his phone calls with Zelensky inspire “a cautious optimism”.

    At the same time, Macron said that he intended to discuss the possibility …

  • Swiss fighter jets approach Putin's delegation plane over Geneva

    The plane with the Russian delegation and Russian government media journalists was accompanied by two Swiss Air Force fighter jets over Geneva for several minutes, reports RIA Novosti.

    The Russian government delegation and journalists were on their way to cover the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron in France.

    Передовой самолёт с российской делегацией и журналистами кремлёвского пула, которые будут освещать переговоры Путина и Макрона на юге Ф …

  • Kremlin: Meeting between Putin, Aliyev and Rouhani postponed

    The meeting on the highest level between the presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran – Vladimir Putin, Ilham Aliyev and Hassan Rouhani – has been postponed, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov announced at a press conference.

    He said that the summit, which was supposed to take place this week, had been delayed “for technical reasons”. The Kremlin spokesperson did not specify a new date for the meeting.

    The summit was scheduled for August 14 in Sochi, Russia. Putin and Aliyev were scheduled …

  • Media: Putin, Merkel and Macron teach Ukrainian President Zelensky a ‘tough lesson’

    After four Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the Donbas, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky requested an emergency session of the Normandy Format, but his request has gone unanswered, the Ukrainian news outlet Glavred writes.

    The news outlet believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have taught their Ukrainian colleague a “tough lesson”.

    They have made it clear that they do not intend to attend “emergency sessions” …

  • Putin's rating falls to 18 year low

    The rating of a Russian President Vladimir Putin has fallen to a record low. Only 43 % of Russians are ready to vote for him, reports BBC with reference to the survey of the Public Opinion Foundation.

    According to the experts, if the presidential elections were held now, 43% of citizens would vote for Putin. Experts associate this with protests in support of unregistered candidates for the Moscow city Duma. Also, forecasts say that Putin's rating will continue to fall.

    Putin's rating was …