Contents tagged with Putin

  • Macron explains what he expects from Putin and Russian politics

    French President Emmanuel Macron stated that it was France’s goal to allow Russia to strengthen its position in Europe and not to fall into isolation. He said he would like to maintain “historic dialogue" with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "Putin dreams of Russia reemerging as a great power under the influence of humiliation because of the events around the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR... I can understand that. But for me, Russia is Europe, even if Russia has almost …

  • Russian government will resign after Putin’s inauguration

    On Monday, the Russian government with Dmitry Medvedev as its head will resign. It is expected that a new head of the Cabinet Council will be appointed the next day.

    Citing a source in the State duma, Interfax reported that Vladimir Putin will likely name the candidate for the post of prime minister after the inauguration on May 7. This appointment will be discussed at a meeting of the State Duma on May 8. The United Russia party noted that the State Duma “will undoubtedly support the choice …

  • Kremlin: Netanyahu to meet with Putin in Moscow on May 9

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will arrive in Moscow on May 9 to meet with Vladimir Putin, as stated in a message published by the Kremlin press service.

    The trip by the head of the Israeli government will be a working visit, noted in the Kremlin. In addition, Netanyahu was invited to the Victory Parade on Red Square.

    The last communication between the leaders of Russia and Israel was held on April 30. At that time, Netanyahu and Putin held a telephone conversation to discuss the …

  • Putin fires five generals and two prosecutors

    Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree on May 3 that effectively fired five generals of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and the Investigation Committee (IC), as well as two prosecutors. In addition, he appointed 16 people to the posts. The text of the decree was published on the Official Internet Portal of Legal Information.

    The prosecutor of Udmurtia, Sergey Panov and the prosecutor of the Tula region, Alexander Kozlov were dismissed from their posts. Others relieved of their …

  • Macron and Putin discuss Iran nuclear program

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Iran’s nuclear program during a recently-held telephone conversation, as reported by the French President’s Press Office reported on this development.

    “The Presidents expressed their common desire to preserve the achievement of the 2015 agreement on Iran's nuclear energy,” said the statement.

    Macron also stressed that discussions regarding control of Iranian nuclear activity after 2025, Iran’s missile program, and …

  • Netanyahu speaks with Putin after Iran accusations

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It took place at Israel’s initiative and concerned, among other things, allegations made earlier by Netanyahu against Iran that Tehran continues its nuclear program in defiance of the "nuclear deal".

    During the telephone conversation, the Kremlin’s press service reports, Putin confirmed Russia’s stance that "The JCPOA [plan], which is of paramount importance for ensuring international …

  • Putin orders World Atlas to be rewritten

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian names on the world's maps are being replaced by foreign ones and encouraged people to not condone the "distortion of geographical truth."

    "Today, we are faced with a situation where Russian names, which our researchers and travelers gave in the past centuries and decades, are gradually being ousted from the world map," Putin said during a speech at the meeting of the Russian Geographical Society's (RGO) Board of Trustees, quotes Interfax.

    The …

  • Ukraine detains a woman who worked for Putin's elections campaign in Crimea

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko announced on Facebook that a citizen of Ukraine had been detained by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Prosecutor’s Office in connection with organizing signatures in support for the presidency of Vladimir Putin for the Russian Federation. The detained woman was a confidant of Putin, who supported his candidacy in the territories of the Crimea and Sevastopol by collecting signatures.

    “The detained citizen of Ukraine assisted the Russian …

  • Macron advises not to show weakness with Putin

    French President Emmanuel Macron stated in an interview with Fox News Sunday that he sees Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “strong man” and advised not to be naïve when working with him.

    “I think he’s a very strong man, he’s a strong president,” Macron commented. “He wants a great Russia. People are proud with of policy. He is extremely tough with minorities and his opponents,” Macron said, adding that he does not share Putin’s views on democracy. “He’s strong and smart—but don’t be naïve. …

  • Merkel and Putin discuss Syria and Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin held telephone talks on Tuesday, April 16, during which they discussed the situation in Syria, Ukraine, and Nord Stream 2.

    The politicians agreed on the need to focus on the political process to resolve the "long-standing bloody conflict" in Syria, German official Steffen Seibert said.

    In the conversation, Putin "pointed out once again that the actions taken by a group of Western countries that committed an act of aggression …