Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin: Kremlin may ease citizenship requirements for all Ukrainians

    It is possible that after the citizenship requirements have been simplified for the residents of the Donbas, a similar an opportunity will be provided to all Ukrainian citizens, stated  Russian President Vladimir Putin as quoted by RIA Novosti.

    "We are providing such an opportunity of obtaining our citizenship not only to the residents of the LPR and DRP. We are also thinking about giving all citizens of Ukraine our citizenship in a simplified way, " he said.

    Putting stressed that the …

  • Putin wants to discuss with Zelensky ‘settlement of conflict in Donbas’

    During a press conference in Beijing, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he could meet with the elected president of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky.

    "If we have a meeting, negotiations will begin, I do not rule this out, we will first of all have to talk about how to end the conflict in the southeast of Ukraine," Putin said.

    He expressed regret that during the elections campaign Zelensky "has already stated that he is not going to sign a decree on amnesty [for LPR and DPR militants] and, …

  • Putin’s daughter joins council on genetics development in Russia

    Maria Vorontsova, daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, joined the council for implementation of the Federal scientific and technical program of development genetic technologies, according to Putin’s edict published on  the Kremlin’s website for legal information.

    In the document, Vorontsova is named a member of the Presidium of the Russian Association for the Advancement of Science. On the association’s website, she is indeed listed as a member of the presidium. The website also …

  • Russia will not pay pensions to Russian passport owners in LPR and DPR

    Russian pensions will be granted only to those Russian passport owners who will leave the territories of Donetsk and Lugansk which are not under Ukraine’s control and undertake permanent residence in Russia, stated the representatives of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation as quoted by RBC news agency.

     “Citizens permanently residing in Ukraine, including in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, will not receive a Russian pension. When these citizens undertake permanent residency in Russia, …

  • Lithuania calls for tougher sanctions against Russia over issuance of passports for Donbas residents

    ​​The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry condemns Russia's decision to simplify Russian passports issuance to the residents of the occupied Donbas and calls on the international community to tighten sanctions, reads the statement published on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania website.

    “The Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin, simplifying the procedure of granting Russian citizenship to Ukrainian citizens living in the …

  • Putin agrees to visit North Korea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted an invitation from Kim Jong-un to visit North Korea.

    It was reported that during the meeting in Vladivostok, the North Korean leader invited Putin to come to the DPRK at a time convenient for the Russian president and the invitation was readily accepted.

    The South Korean daily business newspaper Maeil Business Newspaper ( also reported Putin’s readiness to come to North Korea.

    The meeting between President of the Russian Federation Vladimir …

  • Putin and Kim Jong Un discuss economic cooperation

    The first round of negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok on Thursday lasted longer than planned. Mr. Kim traveled 684 km in an armored train to attend the meeting.

    “We have a lot to do to develop trade and economic relations, and to develop humanitarian contacts,” the Russian president commented before the start of the meeting.

    Putin congratulated Kim Jong Un on being reelected as the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission …

  • Denmark stopped Nord Stream 2

    Nord Stream 2 AG, the operating company of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, has been forced to comply with the demands of the Danish regulator and submit an application to lay the pipe within Denmark’s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea.

    This is the third such application that the company has submitted. Originally, Gazprom intended to lay the pipeline along the same route as the first Nord Stream pipe, but when it became clear that Denmark could simply prohibit the laying of this …

  • Ukraine appeals to UN Security Council over Putin’s 'audacious decree' to grant Donbas residents Russian citizenship

    Ukraine is outraged by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decree to simplify the procedure for residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics to obtain Russian passports. Kyiv has already appealed to the UN Security Council in this regard, noted Volodymyr Yelchenko, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the organization.

    “This audacious step goes against the Minsk agreements ratified by the Security Council,” he wrote on Twitter.

    Putin recently signed a decree making it …

  • Kim Jong-un arrives in Russia on armored train

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in Russia at the border station of Khasan Khasansky district of Primorsky Krai, Interfax  reported.

    “Kim Jong-un arrived to Khasan and got off the train,” the agency’s source said.

    A video capturing the arrival shows young Russian women in folk costumes greeting the North Korean leader with a traditional loaf of bread, korovai. Kim Jong-un is wearing a long black cape with a black hat on his head. He is accompanied by the North Korean delegation, …