Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin: Supply of American weapons to Ukraine will not change the situation in Donbas

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, stated that the supply of US weapons to Ukraine, if such a decision is made, won’t change anything in the Donbas, as he told journalists at a press conference after the BRICS summit.

    “It is the sovereign decision of the United States to sell weapons or supply for free, and which country gets this help. We can’t influence this process, but there are common international rules and approaches. The supply of weapons to the conflict zone is not beneficial to …

  • Polish general: Putin increasingly fears Ukrainian army

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is increasingly afraid of the Ukrainian army as it is getting stronger. This opinion was expressed by the former Commander of the Polish Land Forces and Deputy Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Poland, Waldemar Skrzypczak, in the commentary section of Ukrinform.

    "Ukraine can be afraid of some actions [during the Zapad-2017 exercises], which will in no small part weaken the Ukrainian army. In my opinion, Putin fears the Ukrainian army more than …

  • Kremlin: Putin will not take part in the next session of UN General Assembly

    President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, doesn’t plan to participate in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, which will be held in New York in September, as stated by Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports.

    "The Russian President's participation is not planned," he noted.

    The UN General Assembly will open on September 12th and will start discussions on general political issues during the week of September 19th.

    It is also expected that US President …

  • Putin and Lukashenko to inspect Zapad-2017 joint military exercise

    The Presidents of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, respectively plan to visit together the strategic Zapad (West) 2017 exercise, which will include large-scale maneuvers from both armies. Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Vladimir Putin explained to Izvestia newspaper  that the two presidents intend to visit one of the training grounds in Russia.

    The joint Russian-Belarusian strategic exercise Zapad 2017 will be held from September 14 to September 20, 2017. According to …

  • Putin: The North Korean situation is on the brink of war

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the situation on the Korean Peninsula is teetering on the brink of a large-scale conflict. He wrote this in an article on the eve of the BRICS summit, which will be held in Xiamen on September 4-5. The article was published on the Kremlin’s website.

    “I cannot ignore the situation on the Korean Peninsula, which has recently escalated and is teetering on the edge of a large-scale conflict,” said the Russian president.

    Putin stressed that, in Russia's …

  • Media: People from Putin’s circle have seized Yanuckovych’s estate in Crimea

    Possession of the villa of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych at Cape Aya in the Crimea was transferred to the Bereg Company, associated with Gennady Timchenko, Nikolay Shamalov, Sergey Rudnov and Sergey Roldugin: all friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as reported by the Municipal Scanner volunteer project which reports on corruption in Russia .

    The former recreational resort at Cape Aya was privatized by the Yanukovych family in 2007 at the same time as Mezhyhirya. After …

  • Ukraine outraged at Putin’s Debrecen award

    Ukraine considers it unacceptable that the University of Debrecen is awarding Russian President Vladimir Putin the title of “honorary citizen”. This was the conclusion of the article which Ukrainian Ambassador to Hungary Liubov Nepop sent to a Hungarian news outlet, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    According to the ambassador, perhaps,  few years ago nobody would have paid any attention to this, but in light of recent developments in Ukraine, it is unacceptable.

    “Since 2014, the name Vladimir …

  • Media: Russian Ministry of Justice issues warning to Putin’s daughter’s foundation

    The Russian Ministry of Justice has issued a warning to the foundation “Interdisciplinary initiatives in the field of the natural and humanitarian sciences” (FMI), co-owned by Yekaterina Tikhonova, who is presumed to be the daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, reported news outlet Sobesednik, citing the Russian Justice Ministry’s response.

    The news outlet sent an inquiry relating to the fact that the foundation does not provide the accounting required by law. The Ministry of Justice …

  • Israeli Prime Minister: Urgent meeting with Putin prompted by changed situation in the region

    In an interview with Channel 20 Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named the changing situation in the region "in past weeks" and, in particular, on the Israeli-Syrian border, as the reason for an "urgent" meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  

    The situation in Syria, Netanyahu observed, "was stable until the last weeks." "Over the past weeks, there have been enormous changes," he added, recalling that at the "northern border of Israel", there has been an armed …

  • German politicians demand that German Foreign Minister explain his dinner with Putin

    Alliance 90/The Greens is asking the head of the Foreign Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, to explain the dinner with Russian President Vladimir Putin and former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, who is supposed to join the supervisory board of Rosneft.

    Gabriel was asked to respond before the September elections to the Bundestag, reports DW.

    "The Foreign Minister should dispel suspicions that Schröder is trying to use him to promote the interests of Putin and …