Contents tagged with Putin

  • Russians’ trust in Putin falls to 9 years low

    President Vladimir Putin, who has ruled Russia for two decades, breaking records of all leaders, including Leonid Brezhnev, continues to lose the trust of Russians, despite the efforts of state propaganda, which diligently protects his image.

    In October 2021, the level of trust of Russians in the president fell to 53% reaching the minimum in the past 9 years, showed a survey by the Levada Center.

    Having lost almost a third of the record post-Crimean "trust", which was at 75-77%, Putin sank in …

  • Kremlin: no progress on possible meeting between Zelensky and Putin

    The spokesman of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said that Ukraine and Russia still have not found understanding regarding the possible agenda of the meeting of Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Indeed, contacts are being made between the Office of the Ukrainian President and the presidential administration of our country, with Kozak [Putin’s deputy chief of staff], in order to find the list of issues that could be discussed. Different proposals have been …

  • Putin: European leadership is responsible for soaring gas prices

    Responsibility for the situation in the European gas market, where prices have soared by 600% since the beginning of the year, and on Wednesday approached $ 2,000 per thousand cubic meters, lies on officials of the European Commission, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "The practice of our European partners once again showed that, in fact, they made mistakes. We spoke with the European Commission of the previous composition. All its activities were aimed at curtailing the so-called long- …

  • Kyiv: meeting between Zelensky and Putin will take place in next few months

    The administration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that Zelensky’s face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin can take place before the end of 2021 or at the very beginning of the next year.

    "We want to enter into direct talks with Putin. It is quite possible to meet at the end of this year or at the very beginning of the next. We need to understand in principle : is there a possibility to agree on something or not, " a source close to Zelensky told RBC-Ukraine. …

  • Putin claims 30 people in his entourage have been sick with COVID-19

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, after the talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which took place in Sochi, said that thirty people in his entourage fell ill with COVID-19, TASS reports.

    "I almost did a real experiment. I did it on myself. Three dozen people around me got sick," Putin said, walking with Erdogan from his Bocharov Ruchey residence in Sochi.

    Putin said that among them was his assistant, with whom he worked together "from morning till evening." According to …

  • Kremlin: due to ‘Kyiv’s position' meeting between Putin and Zelensky impossible

    The speaker of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said that the contacts between Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are impossible because of "Kyiv’s position".

    Peskov believes that sound logic "dictates the need" for contacts between the presidents of the two countries. At the same time, the Russian president was ready for this "yesterday", but the implementation of the Minsk agreements reached an impasse. The Kremlin blames the Ukrainian side for this.

    At the same …

  • Turkish forces open fire on Russian helicopters in Syria

    The war in Syria, which has claimed more than 350,000 lives, is entering a new round of escalation before the meeting of the presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    According to Al Arabiya, on Sunday, Turkish forces opened fire on a helicopter of the Russian Aerospace Forces, carrying out a mission on the outskirts of the Al-Hasakah province in the north of Syria.

    The helicopter was able to avoid being hit by a missile by shooting heat traps that blind …

  • Kremlin: there will be no meeting between Putin and Zelensky if Ukraine insists on discussing Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky the implementation of the Minsk agreements and agreements reached at the last summit of the Normandy Four, as well as bilateral relations. And if Ukraine insists on discussing the issue of Crimea, then there will be no meeting between Putin and Zelensky, said Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    "Discussion of Crimea is not possible. Therefore, such a formulation actually casts doubt on the …

  • Putin in self-isolation after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is in self-isolation after one of members of hist staff has tested positive for COVID-19, the Kremlin’s  press service reports.

    Putin canceled a visit to Dushanbe, where he was supposed to take part in a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, scheduled for September 16-17. Putin will take part in this event, as well as the session of the Collective Security Council and the meeting of the Collective Security Treaty …

  • Belarus asks to postpone merger with Russia till 2027

    The Belarusian authorities, even under tough Western sanctions, continue to delay integration with Russia.

    It will take 4-6 years to implement all “Union State” programs that have been prepared and are expected to be approved this year, First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Nikolai Snopkov said on Belarus-1 TV channel.

    The 28 union programs, which are part of the integration roadmaps and cover areas from tax synchronization to energy prices, should be the central theme of the visit of …