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Russian President Vladimir Putin is confident that the visit of United States secretary of defense Lloyd Austin to Kyiv is intended to open doors for Ukraine to join NATO.
According to the Russian president, the formal membership of Ukraine in the Alliance may not take place, but "the military development of Ukraine is already underway." Putin expressed concern that this poses a real threat to Russia.
"Here comes the defense minister (of the United States), who in fact opens a door for …
The meeting of the presidents of the United States and Russia Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin may take place before the end of this year, said Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, reports RIA Novosti.
"During the recent meeting between Ushakov (Putin’s assistant) and Nuland various options were discussed, and certain understandings were reached, "Peskov said, answering a question about the prospects for a meeting between Putin and Biden.
"After the format and timing are determined, we will …
Ukraine's membership in the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) would be the worst-case scenario, it could force Russia to "take decisive steps" to ensure its own security, said the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov in an interview for the documentary "Vladimir Putin: the master of the game" of TV channel France 5.
"Ukraine's membership in NATO would be the worst-case scenario. This is a scenario that goes beyond the "red lines" of Russia's national interests. This is the …
For the first time in its history, Russia has been able to overtake the United States in high-tech weapons systems, President Vladimir Putin said at a plenary session of Russian Energy Week.
According to Putin, the United States is only developing hypersonic missiles with a speed of slightly more than Mach 3.
"And our systems are flying at speeds in excess of Mach 20. It's not just a hypersonic missile, it's an intercontinental missile. And they are on combat duty already in Russia," Interfax …
President Vladimir Putin, who has ruled Russia for two decades, breaking records of all leaders, including Leonid Brezhnev, continues to lose the trust of Russians, despite the efforts of state propaganda, which diligently protects his image.
In October 2021, the level of trust of Russians in the president fell to 53% reaching the minimum in the past 9 years, showed a survey by the Levada Center.
Having lost almost a third of the record post-Crimean "trust", which was at 75-77%, Putin sank in …
The spokesman of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said that Ukraine and Russia still have not found understanding regarding the possible agenda of the meeting of Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"Indeed, contacts are being made between the Office of the Ukrainian President and the presidential administration of our country, with Kozak [Putin’s deputy chief of staff], in order to find the list of issues that could be discussed. Different proposals have been …
Responsibility for the situation in the European gas market, where prices have soared by 600% since the beginning of the year, and on Wednesday approached $ 2,000 per thousand cubic meters, lies on officials of the European Commission, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"The practice of our European partners once again showed that, in fact, they made mistakes. We spoke with the European Commission of the previous composition. All its activities were aimed at curtailing the so-called long- …
The administration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that Zelensky’s face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin can take place before the end of 2021 or at the very beginning of the next year.
"We want to enter into direct talks with Putin. It is quite possible to meet at the end of this year or at the very beginning of the next. We need to understand in principle : is there a possibility to agree on something or not, " a source close to Zelensky told RBC-Ukraine. …
Russian President Vladimir Putin, after the talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which took place in Sochi, said that thirty people in his entourage fell ill with COVID-19, TASS reports.
"I almost did a real experiment. I did it on myself. Three dozen people around me got sick," Putin said, walking with Erdogan from his Bocharov Ruchey residence in Sochi.
Putin said that among them was his assistant, with whom he worked together "from morning till evening." According to …
The speaker of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said that the contacts between Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are impossible because of "Kyiv’s position".
Peskov believes that sound logic "dictates the need" for contacts between the presidents of the two countries. At the same time, the Russian president was ready for this "yesterday", but the implementation of the Minsk agreements reached an impasse. The Kremlin blames the Ukrainian side for this.
At the same …