Contents tagged with Putin

  • Russia signs agreements with UAE for $1.4 billion

    During a meeting with business representatives of Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Russian President Vladimir Putin said that during his visit to UAE, Moscow and Abu Dhabi signed agreements for a total amount of $1.4 billion.

    According to Putin, agreements involve a variety of projects, including projects in the field of digital technologies, telecommunications, logistics, transport, finances, banking, and energy.

    The Russian President noted that the trade between Russia and the UAE …

  • Putin discusses military technology cooperation with Saudi king

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, discussed the possibility of cooperating in the area of military technology, and intend to continue dialog, said Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.

    When asked about the possibility of selling Russian S-400 aerial defense systems to Saudi Arabia, Peskov said that it is too early to say, but the two countries do have plans to develop their cooperation in military technology.

    During the talks, the Russian …

  • Erdogan: we are in constant contact with Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey has no problems with Russia in connection with the operation launched by Ankara in Syria, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

    "We have no problems with Russia, and we are in touch with Russian President Vladimir Putin," said Erdoğan at a meeting with Turkish media editors-in-chief in Istanbul on Sunday.

    Erdoğan said that if there is any problem, he and Vladimir Putin have a phone conversation within 24 hours and then take the necessary …

  • Putin brags of ‘superior’ Russian hypersonic weapons

    Russia has been developing missile systems that fly in a flat trajectory at hypersonic speeds, and has also created other technologies that are unparalleled in the rest of the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin told RT, Al Arabiya and Sky News Arabia in an interview ahead of a visit to Saudi Arabia. A transcript of the interview was published on the official website of the Russian President.

    “These are missile systems that fly in a straight trajectory at a hypersonic speed. No one has …

  • Putin: Russia is 'calm' about NATO military exercises near its borders

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is "calm," answering the question of how Moscow intends to respond to NATO exercises near Russian borders. According to Putin, Russia does not welcome "attempts to escalate" the tension at its border, but Moscow's reaction will be calm, reports the Kremlin's press service. During a meeting at the Council of Heads of  the CIS courties in Ashgabat, Putin also said that Moscow will still speak with NATO on this issue.

    Putin recalled that Russia …

  • Putin vows to develop new medium-range missiles

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will start creating new medium-range weapons because the United States already has them, reports Interfax news agency.

    "I sent a corresponding appeal to the leaders of many countries of the world, that we are not going to deploy medium-range missile systems if we have them. And now, of course, we will work on their development, because the Americans already have them," said Putin, speaking at the Council of the heads the CIS countries (former …

  • Putin doubts Turkey's ability to defeat ‘terrorists’ in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he doubts that Turkey will be able to contain Islamic State militants based in northern Syria as a result of its new military operation.

    According to Putin, so far the areas with IS militants were controlled by Kurdish military formations. "Now the Turkish army is there, the Kurds are abandoning these camps, they [ISIS militants] can just run away. I am not sure whether the Turkish army will be able to take control of it, and how quickly," Putin said …

  • German Foreign Ministry orders consulates not to recognize Russian passports issued in Donbas

    The German Foreign Ministry has ordered all German consulates not to recognize Russian passports issued to Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied Donbas territories, Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk wrote in a tweet.

    “Treason has been canceled. The leadership of the German Foreign Ministry told me personally about an instruction to all German consulates not to recognize Russian passports issued to Ukrainians in the occupied Donbas,” Melnyk wrote.

    On April 24, Russian …

  • Putin to Head of Crimea: it’s our responsibility to ensure everyone has a job they like

    On October 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with newly appointed Russian governors, including the Head of the annexed Republic of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov.

    Aksyonov reported on his Facebook page about the tasks that the Russian President sets before newly elected governors.

    "President Putin noted that to achieve big national development goals, it is necessary to make sure that every person has a job he likes and prosperity so that both large and small cities and rural areas have …

  • Putin gives himself, Medvedev and heads of security a salary raise

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday to increase the salaries of senior government officials.

    According to the decree published on the official legal information website, as of October 1, the salaries of the president, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and key security department chiefs will be indexed to 4.3%, the official inflation rate.

    Raises will be received by Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, and …