Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin: Russia will not impose mirror restrictions for entry of Ukrainian citizens

    Russia will not impose response measures against the entry of Ukrainian citizens, stated Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press-conference following the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, the press-service of the Kremlin reports.

    "We are not going to impose any restrictions against Ukrainian citizens. Moreover, on the contrary, we will move towards easing the requirements for the visits of Ukrainian citizens in our territory and easing the procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship, if they …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Putin and Erdogan reached agreement on Idlib

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, on the television show “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” stated that the presidents of Russia and Turkey at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires agreed on new steps aimed at stabilizing the situation around the demilitarized zones in the Syrian Idlib, TASS reports.

    “The agreement on Idlib was confirmed. It was noted that, despite the active, consistent actions of our Turkish colleagues, still not all extremists obeyed the requirement to free the 20-kilometer demilitarized zone, …

  • Ukrainian President: Putin ignores request for telephone conversation about Kerch crisis

    In an interview with France 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet responded to his request to have a telephone conversation about the crisis at the Sea of Azov. Poroshenko, reports the presidential press service.

    The President of Ukraine stressed that when the attack on the Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait occurred, he instructed his officials to contact the President of Russia, Putin.

    “Unfortunately, so far Putin has not responded …

  • Kremlin: Putin explained attack on Ukrainian ships to Merkel and Macron

    During a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his German and French colleagues Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron a detailed explanation about the incident in the Kerch Strait, reported  Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, as cited by Interfax.

    “The president gave comprehensive explanations about the Black Sea border incident [at the meeting with Merkel], and demonstrated it clearly. He also demonstrated it clearly yesterday, at the meeting with …

  • Putin expects demilitarized zone in Idlib to be established soon

    At a press conference at the G20 summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that he expects the demilitarized zones in Idlib to be established shortly.

    “The situation in Idlib also worries us, we see that for now, our Turkish partners are having a hard time, but the truth is, they are trying. We see that they are working at establishing a demilitarized zone, but we hope that our intelligence services and the Ministry of Defense will solve this issue soon,” said the Russian …

  • Ukrainian President: cancellation of Trump’s meeting with Putin shows Putin's isolation

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the cancellation of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shows Putin's absolute isolation.

     “I have already seen President Trump’s reaction. He tweeted that he has made a decision – if Putin does not respond to the request to release the Ukrainian sailors, he will have to cancel their meeting. I believe this reaction shows that Putin is entirely isolated. After the chemical attack in the UK, after the …

  • Newly elected president of Georgia: this is not the time to be friends with Russia

    The newly elected president of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili stated that she had never talked about cooperation with Russia, reported BBC.

    “This is not a balance. I know that it was mistakenly said about me that I want balance… this is also fake news because I never talked about cooperation with Russia” she said.

    According to her, in the near future Georgia would not be able to move to cooperation with Russia.

    “I think that as long as Russia behaves like this on the occupation line, where …

  • Merkel promises to discuss release of Ukrainian sailors with Putin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Ukraine of solidarity in the conflict with Russia and promised to discuss the issue of respecting the rights of Ukraine in the Kerch Strait with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in the capital of Argentina, Deutsche Welle reports.

    According to Merkel, Kyiv should “act smart.” She noted that it would be impossible to solving the Ukrainian-Russian conflict by military means. "The conflict in Ukraine can be solved through dialogue only,” …

  • Kremlin: Putin is ready for new contacts with Trump

    The Kremlin regrets the decision of the US administration to cancel the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit, the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov told reporters, TASS reported.

    “We regret the decision of the US administration to cancel the meeting between the two presidents to be held in Buenos Aires,” he said. Peskov said that this situation postponed the discussion of serious international and bilateral issues “ …

  • Putin calls the seizure of Ukrainian ships in Kerch Strait a 'small incident'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of the armed clash near the Kerch Strait on November 25, 2018, Interfax reported.

    “As for the incident in the Black Sea, this was indeed a provocation organized by the current [Ukrainian] government, including the current president ahead of the presidential elections which will be held in Ukraine next March,” Putin said at the "Russia Calling!" investment forum.

     “A small incident in the Black Sea and martial law was introduced. It is obviously …