Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin warns of 'chaos' if US strikes Syria again

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the phone, according to a press release on the Kremlin’s website. The presidents “exchanged opinions on the situation following the missile strike by the US and their allies in Syrian territory”. The phone call was initiated by Iran.

    “It was acknowledged that this unlawful action will seriously harm the prospects of a political resolution in Syria. In particular, Vladimir Putin emphasized that if such UN Charter- …

  • Turkish prime minister urges Putin and Trump to stop 'street fight' over Syria

    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım asked the presidents of Russia and the US to stop their “street fight” over Syria, Deutsche Welle reports.

    “They are behaving like street ruffians, but who will have to pay for it? The civilian population,” Anadolu cites the prime minister as saying. “What are they doing? They are threatening each other with tweets on Twitter,” the politician emphasized.

    Yıldırım warned that “now is not the time for rivalry”. Instead, we must “heal the regional wounds …

  • Putin urges Netanyahu to refrain from destabilizing the situation in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the situation in Syria and the Israeli air force strikes on the Syrian airbase in the province of Homs, the Kremlin's press service reported. Putin asked Israel to refrain from actions that could pose a threat to Syria's national security and further destabilize the situation in the country. The report said that the conversation was an Israeli initiative.

    On April 9, a missile strike was carried out on a …

  • Putin gives awards to two American generals

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded the Russian Order of Friendship to two American generals "for their great contribution to the development of cooperation in the field of cosmonautics." A corresponding decree has been published on Russia’s official Internet portal for legal information.

    The Russian Order of Friendship was awarded to retired American Infantry Major-General Charles Frank Bolden, who participated in four space flights, totaling a duration of 28 days, between 1986 and 19 …

  • Putin and Merkel speak about Nord Stream 2

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed during a telephone conversation the positions of Russia and Germany regarding the implementation of Nord Stream 2, the press service of the Kremlin reports.

    "The position of Russia and Germany on the implementation of a major, mutually beneficial project in the gas sector, Nord Stream 2" was confirmed.

    The Kremlin also noted that Putin and Merkel stressed the necessity of continuing efforts to ensure the exchange …

  • Putin dismisses 11 generals from different agencies

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed 11 generals. The corresponding document was published on the official website of legal information on April 6.

    In particular, by the decree of the Russian president, five generals of the Investigative Committee (IC), four generals of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, one general from the Federal Penitentiary Service and the Ministry of Emergencies were removed from office.

    The following generals have been dismissed:

    Deputy Chief of the Main …

  • Macron calls on Putin to put pressure on Damascus

    During a telephone conversation between French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Macron urged Putin to use “all his influence” on Syrian authorities to end armed conflict, according to a report from the Elysee Palace on April 6.

    Macron noted that only a ceasefire will be able to protect the civilian population, resume the negotiation process and prevent the strengthening of the “Islamic State.” The AFP news agency reports that Macron previously appealed to Putin …

  • Press Secretary of Putin’s election headquarters becomes top manager of Russia's state-owned TV and Radio broadcaster

    Andrey Kondrashov, the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) journalist and press secretary of Vladimir Putin’s election headquarters, was appointed as first deputy general director of VGTRK, Russian RBC news agency reports. Previously, information regarding Kondrashov’s new post at VGTRK was reported by the Russian BBC service, referencing four unnamed employees of the holding.

    When asked in an interview with the RBC whether the information about his new …

  • Putin and Erdogan agree to speed up supply of S-400 missile systems to Turkey

    Russia has confirmed its decision to accelerate the delivery of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey. This was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference following Russian-Turkish talks.

    "Of course, we discussed the state of cooperation between Russia and Turkey in the military-technical sphere, and, in particular, the progress of the implementation of the delivery contract for S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey. We decided to speed …

  • Kremlin says that Trump invited Putin to Washington

    Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that U.S. President Donald Trump, during a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin on March 20, proposed a bilateral meeting in Washington.

    “If everything goes well, I hope that the Americans will not back out on their proposal to discuss the possibility of holding a summit. When our presidents spoke by telephone, Trump suggested that the first meeting be held in Washington, at the White House,” RIA Novosti quoted Ushakov as saying.

    On March 20, …