Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin closes research site where Novichok nerve agent was developed

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to close the research site of Shihany in Russian Saratov region, news outlet reports. The corresponding decree was published on the Russian government’s website of legal information.

    According to the decree, the site will cease to exist after January 1, 2019. The Cabinet of Ministers of Russia and the Government of the Saratov region are responsible for closing the site.

    According to the British newspaper the Times, the nerve agent …

  • Herashchenko: Putin’s statements about ‘referendum’ in Crimea should be used in court

    The first vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada and representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the Tripartite Contact group for Donbas, Iryna Herashchenko,  stated that Ukrainian diplomats and lawyers must use the statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin about Moscow’s organization of the so-called referendum in the Crimea, for the lawsuits in international courts.

    “The most important thing that was said at the press conference (Russian President Vladimir Putin and President …

  • Putin says he discussed new ideas on settlement in Ukraine with Trump

    In an interview with Russian Channel One Russia (Perviy Kanal), Russian President Vladimir Putin said that, during the meeting in Helsinki, he discussed with the American President, Donald Trump, new ideas on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine. Putin told this in an interview to the Russian "first channel".

    "We spoke about Ukraine. There are some new ideas on how to resolve the crisis in the southeast of the country. We agreed to work this out at the expert level. In my opinion, this …

  • Putin assures Trump that Russia will continue gas transit through Ukraine

    At a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump in Helsinki, Russian President Vladimir Putin assured the US President that Russia will keep the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

    Putin noted that during the meeting, Trump "expressed concern that the gas transit through Ukraine may stop."

    "I assured the president that Russia is ready to maintain this transit, moreover, we are ready to extend the transit contract, which …

  • German Foreign Minister warns Trump against unilateral agreements with Putin

    During recent talks held in Helsinki, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned U.S. President Donald Trump against partaking in unilateral agreements with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Elaborating on his point, Maas stressed to Bild Newspaper that in particular, such agreements with Russia could cost the United States partners in Europe.

    “Dialogue requires clarity,” Maas stated. “And President Trump’s system of coordination lacks clarity. He who offends his partner risks losing them in …

  • Putin meets with Macron on the eve of his meeting with Trump  

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with French President Emmanuel Macron on July 15th in the Kremlin, as stated by the official website of the Russian president.“Gradually the usual channels of cooperation are being restored. This gives reason to believe that we will overcome all obstacles that we have dealt with in the past” states the press service of the Kremlin quoting the words of the President.

    The Kremlin website does not specify the details of the conversation. At the same time, The …

  • Putin congratulates Trump on U.S. Independence Day

    Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his congratulations to his American colleague Donald Trump on the United States’ Independence Day, stated Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, reported TASS.

    The meeting between Trump and Putin will take place in Helsinki on July 16, in accordance with what the leaders agreed upon. Trump said that they will discuss the issue of Russian interference in the U.S. election. He also said that they will discuss Ukraine and Syria. When asked if the …

  • Peskov: Putin and Trump will not discuss Crimea

    The subject of the annexation of Crimea will not be on the agenda when U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet, said Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, at a press conference. “The Russian President has repeatedly said that the issue of Crimea will not be on the agenda,” Peskov said.

    According to him, Putin is still willing to discuss compromises with Trump on any other matter.

    The meeting between Trump and Putin will take place in Helsinki on July 16, in …

  • Putin’s rating falls by 15% in two months

    In June, the approval rating of the activities of the Russian President Vladimir Putin fell by15% compared to the data for April 2018. This is evidenced by the results of the poll conducted by the Russian Levada Center on June 22 to 26 this year.

    According to sociologists, the peak of Putin’s popularity was in March 2018 when he had an 80% approval rating. Since then, there has been a decline in approval ratings in general, including those for leadership activities since March, general …

  • Putin reports withdrawal of 1000 Russian soldiers from Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that over the last few days 1,140 Russian soldiers have been withdrawn from the Middle Eastern country, RIA Novosti reports.

    “They are all people who have experience and have been tested in combat,” the Russian president said during a meeting with military university graduates in the Kremlin. He gave the order to withdraw when he visited the Khmeimim air base. “This withdrawal is underway now,” he noted.

    14 helicopters and 13 planes have also returned to …