Contents tagged with Putin

  • The Kremlin confirms that Putin and Erdogan discussed coordinating military action in Syria

    The Presidents of The Russian Federation and Turkey - Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - are in negotiations regarding the question of coordination of military actions in Syria, as reported by RIA Novosti citing the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.

    "These questions were touched upon, and there exists a common understanding of the necessity of coordinating such actions," Peskov stated, responding to the question of whether an agreement was reached in Putin and …

  • Peskov: Putin and Trump could meet in July

    The meeting of Russian and US presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump could take place at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July, said Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary to the Russian president.

    “If we don’t arrange an earlier summit, their meeting presumably could take place at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July, because this is the first place where their paths could cross,” Peskov said in a CNN interview.

    Responding to a question on what the first meeting of the two leaders could be, the press …

  • Ukrainian President has spoken twice with Putin this year

    Since the beginning of the year, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has had two telephone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Konstantin Yeliseyev, as stated in an interview with Hromadske.

    At the same time, he noted that these conversations were strictly coordinated with Ukraine's partners in the Normandy format - Germany and France.

    Yeliseyev said that Poroshenko's conversations with Putin …

  • Ukrainian President wants to meet with Trump before Putin

    Diplomats are working to organize a soon forthcoming meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his American counterpart Donald Trump, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Konstantin Yeliseyev said on Friday, March 10, in an interview with

    "Currently, our diplomats are actively working to ensure that this meeting will be held as soon as possible. But it is fundamentally important that it take place before the upcoming meeting between President …

  • Putin dismissed ten generals from law enforcement agencies

    The Russian President, Vladimir Putin dismissed a number of high-ranking officials from law enforcement agencies. Ten of them had special military ranks of Generals. Among dismissed officials are Generals of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federal Penitentiary Service and Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

    In addition, two Prosecutors of the Russian regions were also dismissed from office. Vladimir Putin didn’t provide any reasons for dismissal of these high-ranking …

  • British Foreign Minister plans to visit Russia, will not meet with Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is not planning to meet with British Minister of Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson, who will come to Russia in a few weeks, as reported by Russia's TASS news agency citing the Russian presidential Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov.

    “As of now no meeting is planned,” Peskov stated.

    British Minister of Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson will visit Russia in the coming weeks for a high level summit.Johnson is coming to Moscow at the invitation of his counterpart Sergey …

  • The Kremlin confirms that Putin and Poroshenko conducted phone conversations

    According to Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, have talked on the phone, but have not discussed the question of the a cease-fire in Avdiivka, as reported by Russia's TASS news agency.

    "It is a fact that the cease-fire in Avdiivka was not discussed. What took place was an exchange of views and expression of mutual concerns at the escalation of the tension, " said Peskov.

    Earlier on Thursday the media, citing …

  • Putin acknowledged the failure of the anti-doping system in Russia

    Vladimir Putin has acknowledged the failure of the Russian anti-doping system. Speaking at a conference in preparation for the 2019 Winter Universiade, the Russian President urged attendees to consider the statements made by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the report of the McLaren Independent Commission, despite the fact that their work contained ‘mistakes,’ Interfax reports.

    Putin said that Russia should recognize the use of doping and investigate and identify those responsible.

    " …

  • Media: Poroshenko and Putin continue communication

    Despite the tough political situation between Russia and Ukraine, Presidents Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko have maintained continuous contact, according to the newspaper Kommersant.

    Citing sources in Kyiv and Moscow Kommersant reported that the two leaders have spoken on the phone four times since the beginning of the year.

    The penultimate call was on February 11, the day after the President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, visited Moscow. The most recent conversation took place on February 21, …

  • Putin: Moscow will not support sanctions against Syrian authorities

    On the 28th of February, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, stated that Moscow will not support new sanctions against Syrian authorities in the UN Security Council. There is a proposal before the Council to impose sanctions due to their use of chemical weapons.

    As the President stated during his visit to Bishkek, such sanctions are unacceptable for Russia because, according to Vladimir Putin, they will hinder negotiations in an attempt to put an end to the long-running …