Contents tagged with Putin

  • Strelkov: funds and weapons to start the war in the Donbas were obtained in Crimea

    During his debate with Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny , former head of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) separatists  Igor Girkin, also known as “Strelkov”, said that he trusted Russian President Vladimir Putin when he saw that Putin opposed the West and what he did with the annexation of Crimea.

    The former separatist leader clarified that he thought Putin’s next step would be to clean up his surroundings.

    “In 2014 I supported Putin because I really believed that he would …

  • Media: Kremlin facing challenges in developing campaign strategy for Putin for 2018 elections

    The Kremlin has not yet come up with “a vision for Russia's future” that Vladimir Putin could use in the 2018 presidential election, reported the Russian publication Vedomosti.

    According to people close to the Russian president's administration, work in this direction is "stormy" and "difficult." Notably, more than a dozen meetings have taken place on this issue.

    The Kremlin has already replaced several resource professionals who were to invent an image of the future for Putin's campaign. …

  • Putin admitted that he was persuaded by his press secretary to participate in an Oliver Stone film

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his press secretary Dmitry Peskov persuaded him to participate in the filming of American director Oliver Stone’s "Interview with Putin," noting that he had not prepared for it in advance.

    "Where is the culprit, mister comrade Peskov? He disappeared somewhere; he is not here. It is he who persuaded me sometime in the past," Putin said.

    According to the president, Peskov explained that Oliver Stone is a very famous, Oscar-winning filmmaker who will …

  • Media: Putin presented Valaam Monastery with a yacht worth $4 million

    Russian President Vladimir Putin presented Valaam Monastery with the yacht “Pallada”, reported Kommersant FM radio in a broadcast about the President’s visit to the monastery.

    "As it turned out later, this is a gift from Vladimir Putin to the Valaam Monastery," the report says.

    However, the Russian President’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov denied the reports of the donated yacht, TASS reported. Peskov noted that Putin "has long been keeping problems of the monastery [on Valaam Island] under …

  • Kremlin: Putin is pleased with his first meeting with Trump

    President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, was pleased with the results of his first meeting with US President Donald Trump during the two-day G20 summit in Hamburg, as stated by the spokesman of the head of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, in an interview with a Russian TV channels, RBC reports.

    "I can say unequivocally that Putin was pleased, and, frankly, I do not know President Trump at all, but it seemed to me that he, too, was satisfied with this meeting," Peskov said. …

  • Lavrov: Trump and Putin have agreed to create a 'special channel' for settlement in eastern Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump agreed to create a joint channel for the settlement of the situation in the Donbas, based on the Minsk agreements, stated Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press briefing.

    "It has been agreed to create a channel between a representative of the Russian Federation and a representative of the United States, in order to take advantage of this opportunity, as well as opportunities the US has to advance a resolution based on …

  • Merkel on the G20 summit: There will be no decisions on Ukraine without Kyiv

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the press service of the Ukrainian leader said.

    They discussed the situation in the Donbas and coordinated their positions regarding the implementation of the Minsk Agreements in preparations for the G20 summit in Hamburg and, in particular, the meeting between Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "Angela Merkel assured Petro Poroshenko that …

  • A Russian mail carrier who complained to Putin of her salary was advised to quit

    A mail carrier from Tyumen, Anura Sadykova, who complained to President Vladimir Putin about her low salary, was advised to resign if she does not like her level of income, as reported by Ura.Ru. The postal employee, who receives less than four thousand rubles ($66.5 USD) each month, relayed her story to journalists.

    "Previously, we used to deliver only correspondence, but the post office has become more like a store now. We are additionally forced to sell other products such as socks, panties, …

  • Putin approved amendments to Russia’s ‘Martial law’ bill

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the federal constitutional law "On amending the federal constitutional law ‘On martial law’." The corresponding document was published on the Kremlin’s website on Saturday.

    "The federal constitutional law ‘On martial law’ is a supplement to Article 101, which allows for territorial defense to be conducted in the Russian Federation or in its separate areas, where martial law has been introduced, taking into account measures applied during periods of …

  • Poroshenko: 'The Russians do not need Donbass. I think they are ready to leave.'

    President Petro Poroshenko, in an interview with Le Figaro, called the conflict in the Donbas a decisive one.

    He said this while discussing his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump.

    “I think that he [Trump] is paying special attention to Ukraine. Why? Because among all the international problems that he faces, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, the conflict in eastern Ukraine is easy to resolve. The Russians don’t need the Donbas. I think they are ready to leave,” said …