Contents tagged with Putin

  • Russia’s Burevestnik super-missile unsuitable for war

    Although numerous sources claim that Russia’s Burevestnik hypersonic nuclear-powered cruise missile will be adopted into the armament within the next 5-6 years, some Russian news outlets believe the missile will be completely unsuitable for warfare.

    “As soon as the Burevestnik is spotted approaching the target, it will be relatively easy to shoot down, because according to current estimates, the missile has a subsonic flight speed. If there is an interceptor aircraft in the air, under …

  • Putin offers S-400 missile systems to Saudi Arabia after drone attack

    Saudi Arabia could buy Russian S-400 aerial defense systems to protect itself, proposed Russian President Vladimir Putin, as cited by the TASS news agency.

    All that the Saudi authorities need to do is to “make a wise government decision” and buy the systems, which will “reliably protect all of Saudi Arabia’s facilities and infrastructure,” the Russian president remarked. He pointed out that Iran has already purchased S-300 systems and Turkey has bought S-400s.

    When asked by reporters whether …

  • Russia threatens to shoot down Israeli planes in Syria

    Russia has prevented Israeli strikes on at least three Syrian military installations, threatening to shoot down Israeli fighter jets using its S-400 missile defense system stationed in Syria.

    According to the Arabic-language edition of the British newspaper, The Independent, in August, Moscow prevented an Israeli attack on the Syrian army's position in Kasiun, where Russia's S-300 air defense system is located, and a week later on facilities in the area of Quneitra and Latakia.

    Such " …

  • Netanyahu to Putin: Iran is a threat to Russia

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that Iran could become a major threat to Russia in future.

    “I told [Putin] that the greatest danger to future Russia is radical Islam. Today it is governed by two forces: the first is Sunni radical Islam, the leaders of ISIS and its groups… The greater evil is Shiite radical Islam, governed by Iran, which is trying to obtain nuclear weapons, and is trying to conquer the Middle East,” Netanyahu told the …

  • Moldovan President: Russia has provided a gas discount for Moldova

    During a press conference after his visit to Russia, Moldovan President Igor Dodon said that starting from October, Moldova will buy Russian gas with a $10-15 discount per 1 thousand cubic meters. According to him, from January the price will drop by $45-50, and from April  by $70, reports TASS news agency.

    Dodon said that the agreement was reached with Vladimir Putin and it will allow keeping the price low for domestic consumers this year. Dodon reminded that the current gas supply contract …

  • Putin orders construction of second gas pipeline to China

    On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Alexey Miller, CEO of the gas monopoly Gazprom, and gave the green light to a new megaproject to supply China with gas.

    After the $9 billion Power of Siberia project, which will start pumping gas on December 1, Putin said that Gazprom must work on a pipeline to connect gas fields in Irkutsk, Krasnodar Krai and Yamal to the Chinese market.

    The Russian President said that he has repeatedly discussed this matter with the Gazprom CEO and with …

  • Putin and Macron discuss Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap in phone call

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron spoke on the phone on Sunday and lauded the prisoner exchange between Kyiv and Moscow that took place on September 7. The politicians expressed hope that the exchange would help to improve Russian-Ukrainian relations. Macron and Putin also voiced their support for continuing peace talks in the Normandy Format (Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France).

    During the call, Putin stressed that there is “no alternative” to the …

  • Netanyahu to meet Putin on September 12 in Moscow

    The meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place on September 12 in Moscow, report Israeli media.

    Early parliamentary elections are scheduled in Israel for September 17. Netanyahu's next working trip to Russia was initiated by the Israeli side, and earlier the meeting wasn't listed on Russian President's schedule.

    The most likely purpose of the visit of Israeli Prime Minister is that Netanyahu hopes that his meeting with Putin …

  • Ukraine and Russia carry out landmark prisoners swap

    At about 9:00 a.m. Kyiv time on Saturday, September 7, two buses and a minivan, accompanied by traffic patrol cars entered the government terminal of Moscow Vnukovo airport. There was already one plane with Ukrainian state symbols which landed earlier in Vnukovo, Interfax reported. Later, another Ukrainian planed landed. According to the air traffic monitoring service, Flightradar, at around the same time, the Russian plane of the special flight detachment "Russia" flew to Ukraine and crossed …

  • Putin claims he offered to sell newest Russian weapons to Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, during his speech at the plenary session of World Economic Forum 2019, said that Russia offered to sell its hypersonic weapons to the United States.

    Putin noted that, during the last meeting with American partners in Osaka, the US raised a question "how to include newest Russian modern weapons, including hypersonic missile systems, into General agreements."

    "This means that no country in the world, including the United States, have such a weapon," Putin said. …