Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin: Zircon hypersonic missiles will be supplied to Russian Navy in 2022

    Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles will be supplied to the Russian Navy in 2022, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the leadership of the Defense  Ministry and defense industry.

    "Tests of the sea-based Zircon hypersonic cruise missile are being completed. From next year, these missiles will begin to be delivered to the Russian Navy," Putin said.

    Putin noted that during the tests, the missile hit both land and sea targets from an underwater and surface positions.

    Putin …

  • Russia and Belarus to adopt joint military doctrine

    On November 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin 4 will take part in a meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State, which will be held in the format of a video conference, the press service of the Kremlin reported.

    During the meeting, it is planned to approve a "package of important integration documents". These are the "Main directions for the implementation of the provisions of the treaty on the creation of the Union State for 2021-2023", which include 28 sectoral programs, as …

  • Putin: visit of U.S. Secretary of Defense to Kyiv will open NATO’s doors for Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is confident that the visit of United States secretary of defense Lloyd Austin to Kyiv is intended to open doors for Ukraine to join NATO.

    According to the Russian president, the formal membership of Ukraine in the Alliance may not take place, but "the military development of Ukraine is already underway." Putin expressed concern that this poses a real threat to Russia.

    "Here comes the defense minister (of the United States), who in fact opens a door for …

  • Kremlin: Putin and Biden may meet before the end of the year

    The meeting of the presidents of the United States and Russia Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin may take place before the end of this year, said Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, reports RIA Novosti.

    "During the recent meeting between Ushakov (Putin’s assistant) and Nuland various options were discussed, and certain understandings were reached, "Peskov said, answering a question about the prospects for a meeting between Putin and Biden.

    "After the format and timing are determined, we will …

  • Kremlin warns of ‘decisive steps’ if Ukraine joins NATO

    Ukraine's membership in the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) would be the worst-case scenario, it could force Russia to "take decisive steps" to ensure its own security, said the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov in an interview for the documentary "Vladimir Putin: the master of the game" of TV channel France 5.

    "Ukraine's membership in NATO would be the worst-case scenario. This is a scenario that goes beyond the "red lines" of Russia's national interests. This is the …

  • Putin: Russia has won nuclear arms race with the United States

    For the first time in its history, Russia has been able to overtake the United States in high-tech weapons systems, President Vladimir Putin said at a plenary session of Russian Energy Week.

    According to Putin, the United States is only developing hypersonic missiles with a speed of slightly more than Mach 3.

    "And our systems are flying at speeds in excess of Mach 20. It's not just a hypersonic missile, it's an intercontinental missile. And they are on combat duty already in Russia," Interfax  …

  • Russians’ trust in Putin falls to 9 years low

    President Vladimir Putin, who has ruled Russia for two decades, breaking records of all leaders, including Leonid Brezhnev, continues to lose the trust of Russians, despite the efforts of state propaganda, which diligently protects his image.

    In October 2021, the level of trust of Russians in the president fell to 53% reaching the minimum in the past 9 years, showed a survey by the Levada Center.

    Having lost almost a third of the record post-Crimean "trust", which was at 75-77%, Putin sank in …

  • Kremlin: no progress on possible meeting between Zelensky and Putin

    The spokesman of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said that Ukraine and Russia still have not found understanding regarding the possible agenda of the meeting of Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Indeed, contacts are being made between the Office of the Ukrainian President and the presidential administration of our country, with Kozak [Putin’s deputy chief of staff], in order to find the list of issues that could be discussed. Different proposals have been …

  • Putin: European leadership is responsible for soaring gas prices

    Responsibility for the situation in the European gas market, where prices have soared by 600% since the beginning of the year, and on Wednesday approached $ 2,000 per thousand cubic meters, lies on officials of the European Commission, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "The practice of our European partners once again showed that, in fact, they made mistakes. We spoke with the European Commission of the previous composition. All its activities were aimed at curtailing the so-called long- …

  • Kyiv: meeting between Zelensky and Putin will take place in next few months

    The administration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that Zelensky’s face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin can take place before the end of 2021 or at the very beginning of the next year.

    "We want to enter into direct talks with Putin. It is quite possible to meet at the end of this year or at the very beginning of the next. We need to understand in principle : is there a possibility to agree on something or not, " a source close to Zelensky told RBC-Ukraine. …