Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin calls Trump smart and says what he expects from him

    Newly elected President of the USA Donald Trump is reportedly "a smart person" and should "quickly realize a level of responsibility" after being elected to the position. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed these sentiments on NTV.ru during an interview.

    According to him, Trump was a businessman and an entrepreneur by nature and yet he has already accomplished being a statesman.

    "Today, he is the head of the United States of America, one of the leading countries of the world, a leading …

  • Putin: The global balance of power is being restored

    The global balance of power, following failed attempts to create a unipolar world, is gradually being restored, as stated by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, in an interview on the show 'Itogi nedeli (Results of the week)', on the NTV channel.

    "The situation is changing and that is obvious as we can all see that many of our partners prefer references to the principles of international law because the world’s balance is gradually being restored. And it's inevitable!" Putin said.

    As he …

  • Japan believes Putin’s visit is the last chance for Abe to solve Kuril Islands dispute

    A deputy of the lower house of Japan's ruling parliament, the Liberal Democratic Party, who is also the former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Hakubun Shimomura, believes that the upcoming December visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Japan is the last chance for Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to resolve the territorial dispute, TASS reported.

    According to Kyodo News, he expressed this opinion on Sunday while on Fuji TV.

    “This visit is the last chance. It is …

  • Putin ratifies joint armed forces agreement with Abkhazia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an armed forces agreement with the Republic of Abkhazia that unites the Russian and Abkhazian militaries. The information was recently published on the official portal for legal information. The agreement establishes the missions, the orders of formation, deployment and use of the joint forces of both countries.

    Earlier, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stated during a telephone conversation with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili that the …

  • Putin: Russia will respond to NATO's expansion

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the practice of decision-making in NATO is a cause for concern. Based on this, Russia will take countermeasures in response to the expansion of NATO.

    RIA Novosti reported that Putin said this in an interview for the Oliver Stone film ‘Ukraine on fire’, which premiered on the 21st of November on REN TV.

    “Why are we reacting so sharply to NATO’s expansion? We are concerned about the practice of decision-making. I know how decisions are made. When a …

  • Obama urges Putin to advance in the implementation of 'Minsk' before the end of his term in the White House

    US President Barack Obama, during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, urged the Russian President to try and make progress in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements before the end of his term in January 2017.

    Obama discussed the content of his conversation with the Russian leader at the final press conference following the APEC summit.

    "I talked with Putin about Ukraine, about the need to implement the Minsk Agreements. I called on him to instruct his negotiating team to work …

  • Linkevicius: Putin may test NATO before the start of Trump’s presidency

    Lithuania has not ruled out the possibility that Russian President Vladimir Putin may test NATO for several weeks before Donald Trump officially becomes the president of the United States.

    This was stated by the minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, in an interview with BBC.

    Linkevičius said that there is a danger that Putin considers the period between now and the start of Trump’s presidency in January as an opportunity to test the combat readiness and diplomatic …

  • Gazeta Wyborcza: Ulyukaev was arrested to intimidate other Russian officials

    Russian government authorities were very surprised by the arrest of the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Alexey Ulyukaev. Ulyukaev became an expert-savior, who managed to keep the Russian economy afloat despite the pressure of sanctions and low oil prices. He has now been accused of corruption by the Investigative Committee, as reported by Gazeta Wyborcza.

    “I respect him very much. Ulyukaev isn’t one of those, who I would suspect of something like that. Nothing is …

  • McCain warns Trump not to become too friendly with Russia

    The republican senator John McCain warned US president-elect Donald Trump against softening relations with Russia. McCain stated that any “reset” of these relations will be a dangerous step.

    The remarks of John McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and an avid critic of Russia, showed rising tensions between Trump and the republicans in the senate with regard to Russia. McCain referred to a recent phone conversation between Trump and the Russian President Vladimir Putin …

  • Peskov: Putin and Trump did not discuss the Crimea or Ukraine during phone conversation

    According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump did not discuss the Crimea or the war in eastern Ukraine during their phone conversation on Monday, TASS reported.

    Responding a question of whether Putin and Trump discussed Ukraine and the Crimea, Peskov answered, “No, it was not discussed.”

    “Once again, it was a very constructive conversation,” Peskov stated. “The whole tone of the conversation largely corresponded with the …