Contents tagged with Putin

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry to issue note of protest over Putin's visit to Crimea

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has prepared a note of protest over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the Crimea. This was stated by Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mariana Betsa, Krym.Realii reports.

    "Today's visit indicates the neglect by the Russian side that was continuing for a long time of the international law, the UN Charter, the resolution of the UN General Assembly with respect to the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine," Betsa said.

    She also …

  • Putin: We are striving to restore relations with Turkey

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed hope for the development of relations with Ankara. According to TASS news agency, Putin expressed a need to make a sincere effort to restore relations with Turkey.

    “We are sincerely committed to restoring relations with Turkey, a country with whom we have unique relations, cooperation and interactions which have evolved and developed over the past years,” Putin continued.

    He added that the recent visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan …

  • Putin to visit Crimea on Friday

    The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, will visit the Crimea on Friday, August 19, 2016, as reported by RBC with reference to two sources close to the Kremlin and also to a source close to the political representation of the Southern Federal District.

    The edition notes that the visit of the head of state to be held two weeks after the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation has detained saboteurs who they consider to be representatives of the Intelligence Service …