Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin met Ukrainian MP Medvedchuk in Crimea

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, during a trip to the Crimea met with a representative of Ukraine from one of the subgroups of the Trilateral Contact Group, Viktor Medvedchuk, as reported by RBC news agency, citing sources.

    Putin was in the annexed peninsula for three days, as of Friday, August 18. He went to Sevastopol, visited the Chersonesus reserve and the Tavrida children's camp.

    During his visit, Putin made time for closed talks with Medvedchuk.

    "The leader of the Ukrainian …

  • Putin in Crimea: the influence of the government on the media in Russia has to be minimized

    The creative community must itself filter TV and Internet content, and the state's influence should be minimized in this sphere, declared Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 20 at the Tavidra forum that took place in the annexed Crimea.

    "It would be right if the community itself developed a system of moral and ethical filters, to minimize if not to exclude, but it would be better, of course, to exclude the state’s influence on this process [the media]," Russian News Agency TASS quoted …

  • Putin wants to reduce the number of audits and prosecutions of businessmen in Russia

    President Vladimir Putin signed a list of orders "on measures to reduce the administrative burden on business entities in the Russian Federation,” as indicated in a statement by the press service of the Kremlin.

    The orders are divided into two main parts. The first concerns planned and unscheduled inspections of businesses by the government controlling bodies and the second is regarding the detention of "suspects and those accused of committing crimes in the field of entrepreneurial activity." …

  • Ukraine protests Putin's visit to Crimea

    The visit of Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Sevastopol is a "cynical and demonstrative disregard" by Russia of the norms of international law. The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted this in a statement.

    The Ministry said that the visit of the head of the Russian state, "like other so-called trips of Russian officials to the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea," is a "gross violation of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."

    "The Ministry of …

  • Putin: Russian oil will be supplied to Belarus only if its exports take place through Russian ports

    "Belarusian refineries process our raw oil. There is no other oil there and it is unlikely to appear, that is why we need to align their receiving our oil with the requirement of using our infrastructure," as said by President Vladimir Putin at a meeting on transport infrastructure development for the northwest Russia which was held on Wednesday, August 16th, in Kaliningrad, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    Belarus has two oil refineries in Mozyr and Novopolotsk. Russia agreed to supply 24 million …

  • Russian media: Putin has not appeared publicly for a week already

    Since August 9th, the Russian Federation President, Vladimir Putin, has not appeared in public, Dozhd reports.

    "The Kremlin website publishes reports on the President's meetings, but journalists are not invited to attend. It has been reported that they have been recorded in advance. At the same time, there is no mention of Putin's vacation this year," the message says.

    According to the channel’s report, the last time Putin appeared in public was on August 8th, and the next time will be when …

  • Putin announces reduction in Russia's defense expenditure

    One of the saving goals of the 2018 budget is to reduce defense expenditure, but this will not affect the plans to retrofit the army and the navy. The state will fulfill the defense order. Russian President Vladimir Putin made a statement to this effect at a meeting with United Russia party leader Vladimir Vasilyev in the State Duma. A transcript of the meeting was published on the Kremlin’s website.

    Putin noted that “significant budget savings” are planned.

    “We will fulfill the state defense …

  • Putin plans another visit to Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning another visit to Crimea. According to Russian media group RBC, he will visit the peninsula August 18-20.

    During the trip, Putin will talk with members of the Tavrida youth camp, which he visited last year. At that time, the camp will be renamed to “Creative Country Team.”

    It has also been stated that Putin will visit the Opera in Chersonesus festival in the Sevastopol Museum, scheduled for August 19-20, as well as the Night Wolves bike show, where …

  • Georgian Foreign Ministry calls Putin's visit to Abkhazia a 'cynical act'

    Georgia’s Foreign Ministry has called Russian President Vladimir Putin’s to Abkhazia "a continuation of the deliberate policy" by Moscow against Tbilisi.

    "This cynical action on the ninth anniversary of the Russian-Georgian war leads to the legitimization of violent changes in the borders of a sovereign state through military aggression, ethnic cleansing and occupation," the Georgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

    The Ministry believes that Putin's visit to the Republic, bypassing the …

  • NATO criticizes Putin’s official visit to Abkhazia

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to unrecognized Abkhazia, Reuters reports quoting the representative of the alliance.

    “The visit of President Putin to the Georgian region of Abkhazia on the ninth anniversary of the armed conflict undermines the efforts of the international community to reach a peaceful and agreeable solution to the conflict,” the report said.

    The NATO spokesman said that Putin’s visit should have been …