Contents tagged with Putin

  • Merkel's possible successor accuses Putin of refugee crisis

    One of the leading politicians from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Friedrich Merz harshly criticized the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin. "This man and his army are bombing hospitals, kindergartens, schools and nursing homes," Merz said in a video interview with Bild, referring to the war in Syria. According to the politician, the influx of refugees to Europe is largely caused by "barbaric military actions by the Russian army, for which Putin is responsible."

    Syria has been …

  • Putin explains reasons behind Russia's development of hypersonic missiles

    Russia had to start developing hypersonic weapons after the U.S. withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the honorary general director, honorary general designer of the NPO Mashinostroyenia ,Herbert Yefremov.

    "We had to create these weapons in response to the deployment of the U.S. strategic missile defense system, which in the long term would be able to actually neutralize all our nuclear capabilities, Putin added. The …

  • Putin gives Lukashenko $1.5 billion loan

    Russia will provide Belarus with a loan of $1.5 billion, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi.

    The details of the new loan are being worked out by the finance ministries of the two countries, Putin said, without specifying from which sources the funds are planned to be allocated.

    "Russia remains committed to all our agreements, including the agreements of the Treaty on the Union State and the Collective Security Treaty Organization. We …

  • Talks between Putin and Lukashenko begin in Sochi

    Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko have begun in Sochi, stated Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, as cited by TASS .

    "Talks have begun," he said, answering a question.

    According to Telegram-channel "Pool One" close to Lukashenko's press service, the protocol part of the meeting has ended.

    The President of Belarus arrived in Sochi on a working visit on the morning of September 14. As reported by Lukashenko's press service, …

  • Italian Prime Minister: Putin promised to investigate Navalny’s poisoning

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte that he will establish a commission to investigate the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

    "President Putin assured me in a recent conversation that Russia intends to clarify what happened and told me that he will create an investigative commission and is ready to cooperate with the German authorities," said Giuseppe Conte said in an interview with the newspaper Il Foglio.

    He added that …

  • Kremlin: at the moment Putin will not vaccinate against COVID-19

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will decide whether to vaccinate against coronavirus if he sees fit, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a briefing on Wednesday.

    According to RIA Novosti, Peskov was asked whether Putin would be vaccinated in order to attend international events.

    "As for the president's vaccination, when and if he deems it necessary, he will report it himself," Peskov replied.

    The day before it became known that Putin refused to go to the UN General Assembly in New York …

  • Putin refuses to explain to Merkel situation with Navalny’s poisoning

    Vladimir Putin does not plan to issue any statements in connection with the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, who, according to German experts, was poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok.

    The Kremlin "sees no reason" for comments from the head of state, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

    The day before , German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded an explanation of what happened, calling the poisoning of Navalny an "attempt to silence him".

    At the moment, there have been …

  • Putin and Lukashenko agree to meet in Moscow ‘in the coming weeks’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko held a telephone conversation during which they agreed to meet in Moscow, reported by the Kremlin's press service.

    "It has been agreed to hold a meeting in Moscow in the coming weeks," the statement reads.

    The Kremlin’s press service noted that during the conversation the "the sides confirmed their mutual aspiration to further strengthen the Russian-Belarusian alliance and expand mutually beneficial cooperation in …

  • Putin: Russia considers elections in Belarus complete

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview on Rossiya 1 TV channel that the presidential elections, which were held in Belarus in early August, can be considered complete.

    "We assume that the elections have been completed," he said.

    Putin congratulated Lukashenko on his victory before the official results were announced. In a congratulatory address, the Russian president said that he expects to deepen cooperation within the framework of the Union State and expressed hope that …

  • Putin forgives Lukashenko’s $1 billion debt

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has reached an agreement with Vladimir Putin to refinance Minsk's 1 billion dollars debt owed to Russia.

    "We have agreed with the President of Russia, and today our Prime Minister will hold talks with Mikhail Mishustin about refinancing," said Lukashenko at a meeting on the development of the essential organizations of the Ministry of Industry.

    "That is, we will keep this billion dollars loan, as agreed with Russia, we will keep it," he explained, …