Contents tagged with Surkov

  • Putin's aide Vladislav Surkov resigns

    Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, who oversaw the so-called “Ukrainian direction”, left the civil service. The director of the Center for Current Policy, Alexey Chesnakov, who is close to Surkov, announced this on his Telegram channel. "He will be doing meditation for the next month. After that, he promised to inform about the reasons for his decision and about further plans," Chesnakov wrote.

    Chesnakov later confirmed the information about Surkov's resignation from the state service …

  • ‘President’ of Abkhazia resigns after meeting with Putin’s aide Surkov

    Raul Khajimba, the so-called “President” of Russia-occupied Abkhazia, a part of Georgia, has handed in his resignation.

    “Yes, I’ve resigned,” Khajimba told Interfax on the evening of Sunday, January 12. He did not specify, however, whether he would be running in the snap “elections”.

    The so-called “president” made his statement in the wake of mass protests and visits by senior Kremlin envoys to Sokhumi.

    On January 12, Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov visited the capital of Abkhazia. …

  • Ukrainian Interior Minister: Putin’s aide Surkov lost temper during Normandy Format talks in Paris

    After Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told Russian President Vladimir Putin "to just withdraw their troops from the occupied Donbass”, the adviser to the Russian President Vladislav Surkov began to shout and hurl papers, said Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on the TV the program "Freedom of Speech by Savik Shuster."

    "There was a very clear moment. Putin says, "Let's withdraw troops along the entire line of demarcation." Volodymyr Zelensky says: "Well, one moment. I believe we …

  • Volker: West willing to help Russia find easy way to withdraw from Ukraine

    US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker told the Ukrainian TV channel 1+1 that Russia is achieving the exact opposite of what it had hoped by continuing its occupation and war in eastern Ukraine.

    Volker emphasized that the members of the Normandy Format and the US are willing to help Russia find an “easy way” to withdraw from the occupied Ukrainian territories.

    “I think that there are reasons why Russia should withdraw from the Donbas. They are actually not interested in keeping the …

  • US representative for Ukraine Volker requests a meeting with Putin’s aide Surkov

    The U.S. has requested a bilateral meeting between Putin’s aide Surkov and the US representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker , on the Donbas.

    "The Special Representative of the U.S. State Department for Ukraine Kurt Volker sent a request for a meeting with Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov," said Aleksey Chesnakov, director of the Center for Current Politics as quoted by Interfax.

    Interfax reported, citing an informed source, that the U.S.  is proposing to hold the meeting between …

  • Kremlin: there are no prospects for normalizing relations with the US

    Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov stated that there are no prospects for normalizing the relationship with the US for now, reports Interfax-Ukraine. 

    “In my opinion, everything is already bad. Prospects are not being considered for now,” said Ushakov responding to a question if a new series of sanctions will worsen Russian-American relations, or things can’t get worse. 

    He added that Moscow’s reaction to the possibility of new American sanctions would follow after analysis. 

    “We will …

  • Putin’s adviser Surkov and former DPR head Borodai hold Donbas militants congress in Moscow

    On Friday, February 15, the so-called “Council of Donbass Volunteer Commanders“ congress was held in the President-Hotel in Moscow. The Assistant to the President of Russia, Vladislav Surkov, as well as the former leader of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Alexander Borodai, attended the congress, as reported on the “Union of Volunteers of Donbass” website.

    “In the midst of the election race, you can expect anything from Kyiv. Should the situation require it, we will mobilize volunteers as …

  • Russian presidential aide: Putin’s political machine is only gaining momentum

    Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov says that the Russia of today is “Putin’s state”.

    Surkov wrote about the condition of the Russian government in an article titled “Putin’s long-lasting state” that was published in the Nezavisimaya Gazeta on Monday.

    “Russian history has known four main models of state, which can be provisionally named after their creators: Ivan III’s state (The Grand Duchy/Kingdom of Moscow and all Rus, 15-17th century); Peter the Great’s state (Russian empire, 18-19 …

  • Putin's aide Surkov to represent Russia at the Normandy Four meeting

    Vladislav Surkov, aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin will represent Russia at the meeting of advisers on international affairs of the Normandy Four leaders, according Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, Interfax reports. “Surkov should represent us,” Peskov said.

    Earlier, Russia and Germany agreed to resolve the Kerch Crisis through the Normandy format, a diplomatic group of the representatives of four countries: Germany, Russia, Ukraine, and France.

  • Putin's aide Surkov meets with head of DPR in Moscow, promises to visit Donetsk

    Putin’s aide, Vladislav Surkov, met with Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) ringleader Denis Pushilin in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian news agency TASS reports.

    The two met to discuss preparations for the upcoming “elections” in the DPR and social issues in the Donbas.

    “I spoke at length with Vladislav Yuryevich about the situation in the republic. A high appraisal was given of the functioning of all administrative structures during the transitional period. The clear and professional work of the …