Contents tagged with Putin

  • Macron confirms his imminent visit to Russia

    French President Emmanuel Macron is going to come to Russia. He tweeted about it on Saturday.

    "The confidential dialogue started with President Putin in Brégançon continues. Security in Europe, regional conflicts, climate, including melting permafrost in the Arctic. We are moving forward, and soon I will come to Russia," Macron wrote on Twitter.

    The French President made his statement after talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. On June 26, the Kremlin released a transcript of a …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine now has a unique opportunity to force Putin to leave Crimea and Donbas

    The economic crisis in Russia is a unique opportunity for Ukraine and the global anti-Putin coalition to “force the aggressor country to withdraw from the occupied territories of Crimea and the Donbas”. To do this, we need to strengthen international solidarity around our country, stated former Ukrainian president and leader of the European Solidarity party Petro Poroshenko in an interview with Sergey Jadan on air of radio station "Trident FM". Poroshenko shared his impressions of the meetings …

  • Fugitive Russian banker posts childhood pictures of Putin's daughters

    Sergey Pugachev, the former owner of Mezhprombank, who fled abroad, published childhood photographs of Russian President Vladimir Putin's daughters, which were stored in his personal archive, reported Ilya Shepelin, a journalist of the Dozhd TV channel.

    According to the journalist, the pictures were taken in the early 2000s. One of them shows Pugachev's son Alexander together with Katerina and Maria Putin. The pictures have a caption: "Youth friendship is forever!!!" Apparently, some of the …

  • Putin: former Soviet republics left USSR with ‘Russian lands'

    The republics that were part of the USSR "took with them gifts from the Russian people" during the collapse of the Soviet Union, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in a televised interview.

    Putin noted that the Union Treaty stipulated the right of the republics to leave the Union, but the procedure was not regulated.

    Putin did not specify what kind of gifts were taken. The Russian president also did not specify which republics of the former Soviet Union "took Russia’s lands."

    In the same …

  • Putin: Russia and Ukraine are not in an argument, they only have different views

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia and Ukraine "did not argue but only had different views".

    "First of all, Crimea has always been ours, even from a legal point of view," Putin said, in an interview with Russia 1 TV channel, calling the annexation of Crimea "the highest degree of democracy."

    In an interview, he was asked whether a dispute of such a scale was worth "acquiring" Crimea, while practically "losing" Ukraine.

    According to the Russian President, Russia did not argue …

  • ‘Sanitizing tunnel’ installed in Putin's residence

    A special tunnel to protect against coronavirus has been installed at Vladimir Putin's residence in Novo-Ogarevo, RIA Novosti reports.

    It is reported that the tunnel has been developed by a company from the city of Penza and is intended for disinfection of visitors.

    “A sanitizing tunnel has been installed in Putin's residence. A person is disinfected by a misty cloud.

    The tunnel was developed by a company from Penza,” reported RIA Novosti.

    "Anyone who passes through the tunnel is covered in …

  • Assassination attempt on TV Presenter who insulted Putin thwarted in Georgia

    The State Security Service of Georgia (SSG) reported that it detained a Russian citizen who was preparing a contract killing.

    According to Novosti-Georgia, SSG's statement followed media reports that a Chechen detained on June 12 in the Vake-Saburtalo district of Georgian capital was planning a murder of a well-known Georgian TV journalist Giorgi Gabunia.

    According to opposition TV companies Formula and Mtavari, the detained is Vasambeg Badrievich Bokov, a 37-year-old Russian citizen who had …

  • Putin promises to ‘pleasantly surprise’ countries which have hypersonic weapons

    Russia will be ready when other countries have hypersonic weapons, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with “The News of the Week” on Rossiya 1 TV channel.

    "They will have these weapons. But I think that we will be able to pleasantly surprise our partners because when they have these weapons, it is very likely that we will have a means to counter them," Putin said.

    No one can shoot down hypersonic missiles, as "the speeds are such that it is impossible to take them down," he …

  • Putin refuses to leave self-isolation

    Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to restrict face-to-face contacts despite the fact that the self-isolation regime in Moscow has been lifted, said Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov during a briefing on Thursday.

    According to Peskov, Putin uses video link to communicate with subordinates and there is no specific date when he will return to normal work. "It will depend on his decision," Peskov said, adding that "this time is just around the corner."

    "Some elements of the current mode …

  • During phone conversation with Merkel Putin insists on direct dialogue between Kyiv and Donbas militants

    On Tuesday, June 9, a telephone conversation took place between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin. They discussed the Donbas and negotiations in the "Normandy format”, as reported on the Kremlin's website.

    It is noted that the conversation took place at the initiative of the German leader. Mekrel was concerned about the lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the decisions of the December Normandy Four summit.

    Putin and Merkel …