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Ukrainian Intelligence: Putin is at the top of our 'kill list'
Russian president Vladimir Putin is at the top on the list of people that Ukraine wants to eliminate, said the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Vadym Skibitsky in an interview with Welt.
According to Skibitsky, while fearing of being killed by Ukrainians, Putin is even more afraid of his inner circle.
"Putin sees that we are getting closer and closer to him, but he is also afraid of being killed by his own," Skibitsky said.
Skibitsky also …
Lukasheno cuts short his visit to Victory Day events in Russia reportedly due to health reasons
The self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, refused to have lunch at the Chamber of Facets in the Kremlin, which was held by Putin for the leaders of the CIS countries who arrived in Moscow to take part in Victory Day celebrations . Lukashenko flew back to Minsk.
The Belarusian news website Nasha Niva believes that Lukashenko had to leave due to health reasons.
According to the Belarusian service of Radio Liberty, after the military parade on Red Square, Lukashenko asked …
Putin cancels his visit to Turkey
Russian President Vladimir Putin decided not to go to Turkey for the opening ceremony of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. According to the Kremlin news agency RIA Novosti, Putin will participate in the event via a video link.
Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan announced at the end of March that Putin was going to visit Turkey and take part in this event. As part of this visit, Putin and Erdogan planned to visit the areas affected by the earthquake and discuss the Russian-Turkish partnership in …
Putin signs new foreign policy decree declaring Russia a 'state-civilization' with a 'unique mission'
Russian president Vladimir Putin has approved a decree outlining the new Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation. The document represents the national interests of the Russian Federation in the foreign policy sphere, defines the main tasks and priority directions of the country's foreign policy.
In the decree Russia is called a "unique state-civilization" that "rallied the Russian people and other peoples who make up the cultural and civilizational community of the Russian world." …
Armenia threatens Putin with arrest if he visits the country
The deputy of the "Civil Contract" faction of the Armenian National Assembly, member of the standing committee on defense and security issues, Gagik Melkoyan said Vladimir Putin should be arrested if he visits Armenia.
"If Putin comes to Armenia, he should be arrested. Putin better stay in his country. If we are part of these agreements (the Rome Statute), we must fulfill our obligations. Let Russia solve its problems with Ukraine," the news outlet Factor quotes Melkonyan as saying.
On March 2 …
German media: Putin fears the day Ukraine begins its counteroffensive
Russian president Vladimir Putin fears Day X, when Ukraine will receive all the weapons promised by its Western allies. These will be "historical days for Ukraine," writes the German tabloid Bild.
According to the publication, last weekend dozens of German battle tanks and IFVs arrived in Ukraine, including more than twenty ultra-modern Leopards-2A6 and up to forty Marder vehicles.
Ukrainian crews trained for six weeks in Germany to operate the tanks and IVFs supplied from the reserves of the …
Putin: Russia will produce and modernize more than 1600 tanks
Russia intends to produce and modernize a total of more than 1600 tanks in the next three years, said Russian president Vladimir Putin
"The arsonists [Ukraine’s western partners] plan to send 420 or 440 tanks to Ukraine. The same situation is with the ammunition. During this time, we will produce new and modernize over 1600 existing tanks. The total number of tanks in the Russian army will exceed three times the number of tanks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Even more than three times. I'm not …
Putin: Russia to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus
Moscow and Minsk have agreed to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in the territory of Belarus, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with the TV channel Russia 24.
Putin said that on July 1, the construction of the storage facility will be completed, and stressed that the weapons will be deployed "without violating the obligations under the START Treaty." According to him, the reason for this step was the UK's intention to supply of ammunition with depleted uranium to Ukraine. …
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council: any attempt to arrest Putin will be viewed by Russia as declaration of war
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev any attempt to enforce the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for Russian president Vladimir Putin will mean a declaration of war against Russia.
"Let's imagine, although it is clear that this will never happen, but, nevertheless, let's imagine that it has occurred. The current head of a nuclear power came to the territory of, say, Germany and was arrested. What is this? Declaration of war on the Russian …
Kremlin caught off guard by International Criminal Court’s arrest warrant for Putin
The decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to issue an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin was perceived by the Kremlin as the "most unexpected step" taken by the West, reports Meduza, citing sources close to the Russian presidential administration.
According to the interlocutors of the publication, the Russian authorities were not ready for such a situation. In addition, the possibility of Putin's arrest abroad confuses the Kremlin's plans to promote the image of the …