Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin and Bolton agree on the date and venue for the US-Russia Summit

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US National Security Adviser John Bolton agreed on the time and place of the Russia-US summit, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov announced at the end of the meeting, Interfax reports.

    According to Ushakov, the time and place of the meeting will be announced on Thursday, June 28, 2018. According to him, "for the summit, a very convenient place has been chosen for both Russia and the United States. It’s a third country."

    Ushakov said that Putin's meeting with …

  • Putin and Lavrov meet with Trump's advisor Bolton in Moscow

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with U.S. President's National Security advisor John Bolton, said that Russian-American relations are in very poor condition and that one of the main reasons for this is political disagreements in the USA. According to Putin, Moscow has always tried to avoid aggravation of relations. Prior to his meeting with Putin, Bolton held closed talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    "I regret to state that the Russian-American relations are not …

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Trump Advisor John Bolton to meet in Moscow

    Interfax reports that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with US National Security Adviser John Bolton on June 27 in Moscow. Information about the upcoming meeting was released by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    On June 21, White House spokesperson Garrett Marquis announced on his Twitter account that Bolton would visit Moscow in preparation for a meeting between the Presidents of the United States and Russia. Information about the forthcoming visit by the official was …

  • Peskov: Putin works regardless of ratings

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is pragmatic about changes in his ratings, he carries on doing his job without looking at these indicators, Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

    “I would not want to exaggerate. Undoubtedly, the government’s initiative with respect to the pension reform is an extremely socially significant and socially prominent topic. It will be subject to further scrupulous clarification,” Peskov replied, when asked whether the Kremlin is concerned about …

  • Media names date when Putin and Trump will meet in Vienna

    The Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung, citing a source, has named the date that the leaders of Russia and the USA will meet in Vienna. According to the newspaper, the summit will take place on July 15, and preparations have already begun.

    Kronen Zeitung reported that for the past few days, diplomats from Washington and Moscow have been arriving in the Viennese capital. They are working out the details of the upcoming meeting. To ensure the safety of the leaders while they are in Vienna, …

  • Kremlin promises to announce the date of the meeting between Putin and Trump

    The Kremlin would report on the meeting of US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as soon as they are ready, as stated by the Press Secretary to the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the words of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that the two leaders would meet in the near future after Trump's advisor John Bolton’s trip to Moscow, TASS reports.

    "We'll let you know as soon as we are ready," Peskov said.

    In an interview with SNBC TV, Pompeo said that Trump …

  • Putin's rating falls to 2013 levels after pension reform announced

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rating fell from 62% to 54% between June 10 and 17, ending at its lowest level since 2013. This was evidenced by data collected by the Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), reports

    According to the VCIOM, approval of Putin's activities fell from 77% on June 10 to 72% on June 17. The Center also recorded a decrease in approval ratings for the work of the prime minister and the government. VCIOM spokesperson Mikhail Mamonov claimed that the …

  • Poroshenko and Putin discuss prisoner situation over phone

    On Thursday June 21, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone to ensure that Ukrainian Ombudsperson Lyudmyla Denisova is given access to Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian prisoners, Poroshenko’s press service reported.

    “The head of the Ukrainian state urged [Putin] to release the Ukrainian prisoners held in Russian prisons and in its occupied territories. He also pointed out the importance of giving Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmyla Denisova …

  • Vice Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament: Sentsov will not ask Putin for pardon

    Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who has been convicted by Russia of "terrorism," will not ask Russian President Vladimir Putin for clemency which will allow him to be exchanged for Russian prisoners in Ukraine, wrote First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Herashchenko on her personal Facebook page.

    “Putin's Press Secretary [Dmitry] Peskov states that [Oleg] Sentsov ‘must take care of his pardon himself,’ hinting that Oleg should have appealed to the Russian president with such a …

  • Putin and Lukashenko sign a statement on the expansion of strategic partnership between Russia and Belarus

    Following a Higher State Council meeting of the Union State, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed a joint statement, the Kremlin’s press-service reports.  

    “Following the meeting of the Higher State Council of the Union State, leaders of both countries adopted a joint statement in which they confirmed their common desire to strengthen and expand the strategic partnership between Russia and Belarus,” the statement reads.

    As part of this …