Contents tagged with Surkov

  • Media: Talks between US envoy on Ukraine Volker and Putin’s aide Surkov may be held next week

    A meeting between US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and the Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov is scheduled for the first half of next week, and will be held in Minsk. This was reported by Interfax, citing an outside source.

    "The meeting is expected to be held in Minsk in the first half of next week," the source said.

    The parties intend to discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreements. It is also possible that they will touch upon the topic of the …

  • US special representative for Ukraine Volker and Putin’s aide Surkov to meet in the end of August

    The meeting of US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Advisor Vladislav Surkov will take place in Moscow in the last two weeks of August, a diplomatic source told the Russian publication Izvestia.

    According to a source close to the Russian presidential administration, the parties will discuss matters relating to the resolution of the situation in Ukraine and the prevention of conflict escalation.

    “Moscow will present the facts which show …

  • Investigation establishes that Ukrainian oligarch Akhmetov met with Putin’s aide in 2014

    Vladislav Surkov, aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, met with the Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov in Donetsk on February 12, 2014, said Alexey Donskoy, prosecutor in the case of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

    “The investigation has proven: Surkov saw Yanukovych on January 20, 2014, in Mezhyhirya. Surkov went there no later than seven in the evening and left around midnight. Surkov flew to Akhmetov in Donetsk much later, on February 12, 2014, and they met in Akhmetov’s …

  • Media: Putin’s adviser controls the separatist republics in Eastern Ukraine through his people

    Russian Presidential Adviser Vladislav Surkov appointed his own people to govern the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), and determines the internal policy in the “republics”, Reuters reported.

    Surkov’s role was described to the news agency by three people who previously held high positions in the self-proclaimed republics. Two of the sources wished to remain anonymous, but the third – Alexei Alexandrov – gave permission for his name to be used.

    According to …

  • Media: Putin's advisor Surkov arrives in Luhansk

    Ukrainian intelligence has no information about the trip of Putin's Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, to Luhansk. However, there is information about the arrival of an adviser to Vladimir Putin,Vladislav Surkov, as reported by Ukrainskaya Pravda  with reference to sources in intelligence.

    "According to our information, Surkov arrived in the occupied territories on March 28," the interlocutor clarified. "We do not have information about Peskov's arrival."

    In turn, the representative of the …

  • Peskov denies Surkov was against the annexation of the Crimea

    Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov was not opposed to the annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation. This was stated by Vladimir Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, reported Snob.

    "It was not known to me that someone was against it," said Peskov.

    Earlier in February, former State Duma Deputy Denis Voronenkov, who recently acquired Ukrainian citizenship, said that Surkov was against the idea of ​​annexing Crimea and the decision on it "was taken by one man."

    As reported, …

  • According to ex-Duma Deputy, Surkov was against the annexation of the Crimea

    Vladislav Surkov, a personal advisor to the Russian President, was against the annexation of the Crimea.

    Former deputy of the State Duma (MP) Denis Voronenkov, who has received Ukrainian citizenship, made the declaration, according to Hromadske.TV.

    "The decision to pursue annexation was made by one man. All normal people were against it, including his inner circle," said Voronenkov.

    In response to a follow-up question posed by a journalist, who asked whether Vladislav Surkov had been against …

  • Interfax claims that Russian hacker group could be linked to the CIA

    The arrested employees of the Information Security Center of the Russian Federal Security Service that were involved in the case against the Russian Shaltay-Boltay (Humpty-Dumpty) hacker group are suspected of leaking confidential information to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Russia's Interfax news agency reported, citing informed sources.

    “The Head of the FSB’s Information Security Center, Sergey Mikhailov and his Deputy, Dmitry Dokuchaev are accused of violating their oaths and …

  • Hackers publish emails from account of Putin's aide

    Hackers from the group Cyberjunta published correspondence from a hacked e-mail which, according to them, was used by the aide to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladislav Surkov.

    According to these emails, Surkov allegedly took part in appointing the heads of the ministries of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic. Moreover, hackers note that many letters were focused on the situation in Kharkiv and the opportunity to stabilize the area. Another curious finding was a plan on …

  • Stratfor: Washington and Moscow may be making progress in talks over Ukraine

    The United States is likely making slow headway in the negotiation process with Russia on the crisis in Ukraine but this week demonstrated significant progress. Voice of America reports that this statement was released by the American analytical center Stratfor in a new analysis named "Anticipation of progress in negotiations on Ukraine."

    On May 18th, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland once again visited Moscow where she met with Russian Presidential Assistant Vladislav Surkov. This …