Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin's aide: Washington has not asked for a meeting of Russian and US presidents yet

    Washington has not requested a bilateral meeting of Russian and US presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the G20 Summit in Osaka, said the Aide to Russian President, Yuri Ushakov, RIA Novosti reports.

    Ushakov answered that "nothing has happened" on this matter.

    Earlier, media sources reported that the US allegedly sent a request to organize a meeting of the presidents of the two countries. According to the RBC news agency, negotiations were proposed to be held at the end of June …

  • US Secretary of State heads to Russia for talks with Putin and Lavrov

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov this week. Pompeo’s visit to Russia will take place in a time of discord between the two countries on a number of critical issues, including the situation in Venezuela and Iran as well as Russia's interference in the 2016 US elections.

    Pompeo left for Moscow on Sunday. This will be his first visit to Russia as the leading representative of American diplomacy.

    Top US …

  • Kremlin: Putin has no plans to meet Trump in Osaka

    Responding to a question from journalists about a possible meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Japan, the Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the preparation for it has not yet been initiated.

    "We have not planned the meeting; we did not talk about the meeting" — TASS quotes Peskov.

    At the same time, the Press Secretary of the President said that Putin's meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is due to arrive in Sochi on 13-14 May, is …

  • Putin promises to increase Russia's military potential

    President Vladimir Putin, in his Victory Day speech, promised to ensure Russia's military potential. The Russian president’s statement was made on the public holiday, the significance of which has grown substantially over the twenty years of his leadership.

    Putin gave a speech in Red Square in front of thousands of soldiers and veterans at the beginning of the annual parade, which displayed hundreds of units of military equipment.

    “The lessons of the past war are still relevant. We have done …

  • Putin calls Kyiv ‘one of the ancient Russian capitals’

    President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin made a speech at the Victory Parade in Moscow’s Red Square, TASS reports.

     “It is our sacred duty to protect the real heroes of the Great Patriotic War when in a number of countries people shamelessly lie to their children about the war and betray their ancestors ... The memory of the war and its truth is in our conscience and one of our responsibilities. Today we see how a number of states deliberately distort the events of the war and make …

  • Japan wants to make peace with Russia in new era

    The Japanese government would like to make peace with Russia during the new era of Reiwa (“Harmony” or “Blossoming peace”) which began with Emperor Naruhito’s ascension to the throne on 1 May this year, said Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono.

    “If possible, we would like to deal with two problems during the Reiwa era – to sign a peace treaty with Russia and to bring the citizens captured by North Korea back to their homeland,” the minister said in a TV interview.

    He added that, during the …

  • Putin did not congratulate Poroshenko and Zelensky on Victory Day

    When congratulating the leaders of countries that used to be part of the USSR with the 74th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not acknowledge the current President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, or the new head of state. One can attest to this fact on the Kremlin website.

    Congratulations were received by the leaders and citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia, …

  • Ukraine calls on foreign partners to expand sanctions against Russia in response to 'passport aggression in Donbas'

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, sent a letter to Ukraine’s foreign partners requesting that sanctions again the Russian Federation be expanded because of the distribution of Russian passports to residents of the Donbas. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Ekaterina Zelenko issued the statement during a briefing according to RBC-Ukraine.

    “I brought the document. This is a letter from Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin to the heads of foreign policy ministries in the EU, …

  • Turkey has not decided whether it should participate in the opening of the central mosque in Crimea

    At present, Turkey has not made a concrete decision on whether or not it should participate in the opening of the central mosque in Simferopol, TASS reports with reference to a statement by a high-ranking source in the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    “As I understand it, Russian President Vladimir Putin made the proposal during one-on-one negotiations with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. At the moment, Turkey has not made any decision regarding this matter,” the agency reported the …

  • Zelensky: The only thing Ukraine and Russia have in common is a border

    In a response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent statement that Ukrainians and Russians are one nation, Ukraine’s President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky said that the only thing Ukraine and Russia still share is a border.

    “I thought for a long time about the ‘lots in common’ between Ukraine and Russia. The reality is that today, after the annexation of Crimea and aggression in the Donbas, the only thing remaining ‘in common’ is the state border. 2,295 kilometers and 400 meters ‘in common’ …