Contents tagged with Putin

  • Kremlin sees no reason to open investigation into Navalny’s poisoning

    Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin does not yet see a reason to launch a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

    According to him, first it is necessary to establish a substance, which caused Navalny to fall into into a coma. "We need a reason for an  investigation. For now, we are only stating that the patient is in a coma," Peskov said, as quoted by Meduza.

    Referring to accusations that …

  • Kremlin rejects Germany’s conclusion that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned

    The Kremlin called the German doctors’ conclusion that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned, hasty and incorrect.

    "We do not understand why our German colleagues are in such a hurry, using the word "poisoning". This version was one of the first to be considered by our doctors, but the substance has not yet been established," said Russian Presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.

    According to him, "Russian medical analysis matches the one provided by German doctors, but the …

  • Navalny’s supporters accuse Kremlin of trying to hide his poisoning details

    The the Russian transport police found a substance that was used to poison the politician, stated Navalny's headquarters in Omsk.

    "It (substance) is dangerous for the lives of others. Everyone, who is around him, needs special protective gear. That is why they refuse to give Alexei back," the headquarters said.

    The name of the substance found in the body of Navalny is not disclosed, said the spokeswoman of the politician Kira Yarmish. The transport police explained this as a "investigation …

  • Putin asks Merkel not to interfere in the situation in Belarus

    On Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin the crisis in Belarus, which has been hit by mass protests for more than a week, in which two people were killed and hundreds were tortured in the detention center.

    During a telephone conversation with Putin, Merkel said that it was necessary to stop violence against Belarusian citizens who reject the results of the presidential elections, after the Central Election Committee awarded …

  • Putin and Erdogan discuss Syria and Libya in a telephone conversation

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed over the phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan situation in Syria and Libya, reported the Kremlin's press service.

    According to the Kremlin, the conversation was mainly focused on the "issues around the Libyan crisis." The Presidents reiterated the need for real steps by the warring parties in Libya on a sustainable ceasefire, as well as the start of direct negotiations (in accordance with the decisions of the Berlin Conference and …

  • Dozens of Russian National Guard trucks heading towards Belarus

    Several dozen trucks of the Russian Guard were spotted on the E95 and M1 highways. They were probably heading towards Belarus, according to the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT).

    Eyewitnesses publish photos and videos of the convoy of paddy wagons without markings and license plates on the Internet. A reader of the Russian news outlet "Fontanka" sent pictures of trucks that were driving on the St. Petersburg-Pskov road. In total, he counted about 30-40 trucks and several military SUVs.

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  • Lukashenko: Putin promised to ensure Belarus’ security at Minsk’s first request

    At the first request, Russia will provide comprehensive assistance to ensure the security of Belarus in case of external military threats, stated the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday at a meeting at the Center for Strategic Management in the Belarusian Defense Ministry, BELTA reports.

    "When it comes to the military component, we have a treaty with the Russian Federation within the framework of the Union State and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). These …

  • Lukashenko calls Putin to discuss situation in Belarus

    On Saturday, August 15, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin the situation in and around Belarus in a telephone conversation, reported BELTA news agency with reference to the press service of the Belarusian President.

    "President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The presidents discussed the situation in and around the Republic of Belarus," the statement reads.

    According to the Kremlin’s …

  • Kremlin denies reports that Lukashenko flew to Moscow to meet with Putin

    Vladimir Putin's schedule does not include a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing the Kremlin's press service.

    "There is no such meeting on the schedule," the statement reads.

    Vladislav Rogimov, a political advisor to Putin’s associate Yevgeny Prigozhin, wrote, citing his sources in the Belarusian president's office, that Alexander Lukashenko secretly left Belarus and flew to Moscow for a non-public meeting with the Russian …

  • Putin and Macron discuss settlement of conflict in Donbas

    French and Russian Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation on Wednesday. The conversation took place at the initiative of the French side, the Kremlin's press service reports.

    The Presidents discussed, among other things, the steps for resolving the situation in the Donbas. Macron and Putin praised the ceasefire agreed upon by the Trilateral Contact Group.

    Putin once again pointed out the importance of Kyiv's direct dialogue with the so-called Donetsk and …