Contents tagged with Putin

  • Amid reports of heavy losses near Vuhledar, Putin still praises Russian marines for their effort

    Russian president Vladimir Putin spoke about the Marine Corps of the Russian Armed Forces, which suffered catastrophic losses near the Ukrainian town of Vuhledar.

    The losses of the Russian Pacific Fleet Marines near Vuhledar caused public outcry in Russia. In an attempt to calm down the wave of indignation, Putin noted the “bravery” of the marines in the battle for Vuhledar.

    Speaking on the talk show "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on Russia 1 channel, Putin said "the Naval Infantry are working …

  • Kyiv: Putin has ordered Russian troops to fully capture Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian troops to capture the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March, said the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Andriy Chernyak.

    According tot him, there are signs that Russia is preparing for a new attempt at a massive offensive to capture the east of Ukraine.

    "We are seeing that the Russian-occupation troops are redeploying additional assault groups, units, weapons and military …

  • German Chancellor Scholz promises to continue talks with Putin

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that he would continue to try to achieve an end to a full-scale war against Ukraine through talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tagesspiegel reported.

    "I will also be talking to Putin on the phone again, because we have to talk to each other. It is Putin who must withdraw troops from Ukraine and stop this terrible senseless war, which has already claimed hundreds of thousands of lives," Scholz said.

    According to the German Chancellor, as long as …

  • Air defense systems deployed near Putin’s residence on Lake Valdai

    An air defense system was reportedly deployed in the Novgorod region near the residence of Russian president Vladimir Putin in the Lake Valdai area, reported the news outlet Agenstvo.

    Journalists received from a local resident a photo taken in the village of Yashcherovo last week. The picture shows a Pantsir-S1 air defense system, which, according to the person who took it, was placed near the village "a few weeks ago." Similar air defense systems were also deployed in Moscow in recent days. …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky says he is not sure Putin is still alive

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that he does not understand with whom in Russia to negotiate and is even not sure that Russian President Vladimir Putin is still alive. "Today I don't quite understand whom to talk to and what to talk about. I'm not sure that the Russian President, who sometimes appears on the chroma key, that this is him. I don't quite understand if he is alive, whether he makes decisions or who makes decisions there. What's this circle of faces? I have no such …

  • EU Parliament calls for establishment of special tribunal to punish Russia for crimes against Ukraine

    Members of the European Parliament demand that the Russian political and military leadership be brought to justice for aggression against Ukraine. Today, the parliament adopted a resolution stating that the European Union and its members should seek the creation of a special international tribunal to prosecute the Russian authorities and their allies.

    The resolution notes the atrocities committed by the Russian military in Bucha, Irpen and many other Ukrainian cities. According to the European …

  • Kyiv: Putin has set a new deadline for capturing entire Donbas

    Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the new commander of Russian troops in Ukraine Valery Gerasimov to capture the entire Donbas by March, said the spokesman of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Andriy Yusov.

    According to Yusov, Putin does not care about the real situation of the Russian army at the front.

    "It’s been a year since they have been taking "Kyiv in 3 days". Well, in general, however, there are new goals and new tasks. Nothing will work …

  • Erdogan calls on Putin to unilaterally stop hostilities in Ukraine

    Today, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    Touching upon the topic of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Turkish leader proposed to Putin to unilaterally stop hostilities.

    "Calls for peace and dialogue should be supported by a unilateral cessation of hostilities and a fair settlement of differences," Erdogan said, recalling the positive results of initiatives to promote dialogue, …

  • Putin reverses his earlier decree, allows Russian gas producers to accept payments in foreign currency

    Russian gas suppliers will be able to accept payments in foreign currency from "unfriendly" countries, according to the decree signed by the Russian president Vladimir Putin. Payments for gas are proposed to be credited to a special foreign currency account of the Russian supplier specified in the contract.

    The decree amends the March decree, according to which all payments for gas must be accepted exclusively in rubles. In March 2022, after Russian Central Bank's assets in dollars and euros …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Russia’s borders will be closed in a week as Putin is preparing for a new round of mobilization

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Okelsii Reznikov warned Russians that the Kremlin is preparing for a new round of mobilization and plans to close the country's borders in a week.

    "On the eve of the new year, I appeal to the citizens of Russia who are liable for military service. First, this applies to residents of large Russian cities. I know for a fact that you have about one week left while you still have at least some choice. In early January, the Russian authorities will close the borders for …