Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin: Russian FSB successfully counters terrorist threats originating from Syria

    The Federal Security Service (FSB) is successfully countering threats originating from Syria, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on air of Rossiya 1 TV channel.

    "Everything that our security agencies, including the Federal Security Service, are fighting against is of Syrian origin. Or not "Syrian." The threat, I repeat, comes from these territories," he said.

    Russian military entered Syria in 2015. The head of the General Staff, Army General Valery Gerasimov, reported in December 2017 that …

  • Russian Defense Minister compares preparations for Putin's visit to Syria to a Hollywood thriller

    In the film "Mistakes not allowed. Christmas visit to Damascus," which was shown on Rossiya 1 TV channel, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu described how a secret visit of President Vladimir Putin to Syria in January 2020 was prepared.

    "If you make a detailed and revealing film, it can be, on the one hand, such a very, very good textbook and manual on how to organize of this kind of work of all services without exception. On the other hand, it will be such a thriller, more than any …

  • Ukraine vows to prevent construction of water desalination plant in Crimea

    Ukraine will prevent the implementation of the project on desalination of water in Crimea, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on air of the TV channel Ukraine 24.

    "The illegal occupation authorities in Crimea stated that they are attracting a large international company to introduce desalination technologies. We started the work immediately and will definitely find it [this company], and we will prevent it from implementing this project," Kuleba said.

    Kuleba also said that in 2021 Kyiv …

  • Putin vows to strengthen ‘support for Donbas’

    Russia is going to increase its "support for Donbass”, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference.

    According to him, the Kremlin understands "the complexity of the situation that has developed in the Donbass." Therefore, as the Donbas will continued to receive the same support it used to receive before.

    "We will even increase our support for the Donbas. This applies to support for production, social issues, infrastructure issues, and so on. So, we will move in this direction," …

  • Navalny confident that Putin was behind his poisoning

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is confident that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally gave permission for his assassination. 

    According to him, there is no doubt that this situation is managed by the Kremlin's master. The operation to remove the oppositionist from the political field lasted for almost four years and involved dozens of people, including several generals of the Federal Security Service. Poisoning was perceived in the FSB as a state task.

    "It's not like they met …

  • Putin congratulates Biden on election victory

    Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential election, according to the Kremlin's website.

    "Ready to interact and contact with you," Putin wrote in his message.

    The Russian president wished Biden "every success," expressing his belief that together Moscow and Washington can "really contribute to solving many of the challenges that the world is facing now." According to Putin, cooperation between Russia and the United States is in the interests …

  • Putin's personal guard commits suicide in Kremlin’s compound

    One of the employees of the Federal Security Service committed suicide at the Kremlin's compound in Moscow, reported the Telegram Channel Baza, citing sources. The information was later confirmed by TASS news agency.

    Mikhail Zakharov, who worked at the 5th division of the Federal Guard Service - a unit responsible for the personal protection of President Vladimir Putin - committed suicide during his shift, Baza sources say.

    According to the colleagues of the deceased, the cause of his death …

  • Moscow outraged at Paris over leak of Putin's conversation with Macron

    The Russian leadership is outraged over another leak to the French media of details of confidential conversation between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron, reports Kommersant newspaper, citing a diplomatic source in Moscow. The interlocutor of the newspaper stressed that the essence of the negotiations between the two leaders was distorted by the media. According to him, Moscow demanded an explanation from Paris, but the source did not specify in what form the explanation was …

  • Putin refuses to congratulate Biden despite Trump's decision to hand over power

    Russian President Vladimir Putin still sees no need to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory in the U.S. election, said Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov during a press briefing.

    According to Peskov, Donald Trump's decision to launch a formal transfer of power to the new administration was "not enough" for Putin to acknowledge Biden's victory.

    "You know that the review and recount of votes in some states is still ongoing, without this the results of the elections cannot be officially …

  • Putin asks Macron for help in production of Russia’s new COVID-19 vaccine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked French President Emmanuel Macron for help in the production of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, writes the French publication Challenges with reference to a diplomatic source. According to the newspaper, during a telephone conversation on November 7, Putin said that it is necessary to establish cooperation between the Russian organizations and the Pasteur Institute to produce the drug.

    Macron asked the Russian president to give him time to …