Contents tagged with Putin

  • Russia and Turkey sign agreement on Turkish Stream pipeline

    Two months after the restoration of relations between Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed an agreement on the construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline. The agreement was signed by the Energy Ministers of both countries in the presence of the two presidents in Istanbul on Monday, October 10, 2016.

    According to the head of the Russian Energy Company, Gazprom, Alexey Miller, the plan is to build two gas pipelines under the Black Sea. The completion of the …

  • Hollande questions whether a meeting with Putin would be useful

    In an interview on French television, the president of France, François Hollande, stated that he asks himself a question whether it is necessary to meet with Putin in person on October 19, because he questions its usefulness.

    “I’ve asked myself, ‘would it be useful? Is it necessary or it will be a pressure? Can we guarantee that we will change what he [Putin] is doing with the Syrian regime, namely, supporting Syrian air forces that are bombing civilians in Aleppo?’” Hollande stated in an …

  • The Kremlin regrets that Russia is being used in the US presidential election

    The Kremlin regrets that Russia has become an “inseparable part of America’s election campaign”, Reuters reported, citing Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peksov.

    "Of course we would like our country to be mentioned only positively, but to our regret we know that the Russian card and mentioning our president have practically become an inseparable part of America's election campaign," Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.

    On Tuesday, Republican nominee Donald Trump blamed Russia for the broken ceasefire …

  • CIA: Putin is concerned over possible unrest in Russia

    The Head of the CIA unit that watches Russia, Peter Klement, stated that the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, is concerned that instability and unrest will prevail in Russia, the Voice of America reported. Klement believes that Putin is likely to present his candidacy for elections in 2018 and will initiate a more severe style of governance because of that concern.

    Klement made particular mention of reports regarding the possible major reorganization of the Russian Special …

  • Putin: Russia is ready to be a mediator in eastern Ukraine

    Russia is ready to be a mediator in settling the conflict in the Donbas and a guarantor of possible agreements, the President of the Russian Federation stated.

    "The only thing we can do is to create conditions for the negotiation process and take part in it as mediators and guarantors of the agreements reached,” Putin said in Bishkek, Russian Interfax news agency reported. "That is what we want and will do if our partners in Kyiv want."

    Everything else, according to the President of Russian …

  • Putin visits construction site of Kerch Strait Bridge project

    Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Crimea on Thursday and visited the construction site of the Kerch Strait Bridge, according to the Kremlin press service. Before that, he held a meeting in Kerch on the development of the transport infrastructure of Southern Russia and the Crimea where he noted the good pace of the bridge construction.

    "But I want to remind you that the transport passage across the Kerch Strait is not only the bridge itself: it is necessary to qualitatively prepare …

  • Navalny seeks right to initiate legal proceedings against Putin

    Alexei Navalny, Russian oppositionist and head of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, has complained to the Constitutional Court about the failure of the Tver Court of Moscow to consider his claim against Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was reported by Kommersant on Wednesday.

    The oppositionist is planning to dispute in court the regulations of the article that allows courts to refuse administrative claims that "should be considered and resolved within a different court of law." According …

  • Putin: The Normandy format will continue

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin stated that the Normandy format for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbas will continue its existence. “Regarding the Normandy format, whether it is good or bad, there is no other means of settling conflicts. That is why, of course, Russia will support this format,” Putin stated at a press conference following the G-20 Summit, TASS wrote.

    In response to the question of whether it means the resumption of meetings with the President of …

  • Putin and Obama discuss Syria and Ukraine during meeting at G20 summit

    US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China, RIA Novosti reported.

    In an informal 90-minute meeting, the two leaders discussed the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.

    The key discussion point was the war in Syria, specifically providing humanitarian aid, reducing the level of violence, and combating extremist groups, such as the so-called Islamic State.

    The two leaders also discussed the war in Ukraine, with Obama urging …

  • Opposition candidate from Russia's PARNAS party says his main goal is Putin's impeachment

    A candidate to the State Duma of Russia from the opposition People’s Freedom Party (PARNAS), Viacheslav Maltsev, announced during a pre-election TV debate on channel “Russia 1” that Putin’s impeachment is his main political goal. “That’s why each vote for PARNAS is a vote against Putin,” Maltsev said on August 22nd.

    Representatives of the parties Just Russia, Party of Growth, The Civic Platform, Patriots of Russia, and Yabloko also took part in the televised debates. These are the first …