Contents tagged with Putin

  • Zelensky says he is ready to discuss Donbas with Putin

    Amid warnings from Western countries about the buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine's borders, President Volodymyr Zelensky called for talks with Russia. "For eight years in a row, we are afraid to admit to ourselves: we will not stop the war without direct negotiations with the Russian Federation ... Let's put an end to this issue," Zelensky said in an address to the Ukrainian Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, on Wednesday, December 1. He also noted that he was not afraid of a "direct dialogue" …

  • Putin comments on Russia’s possible invasion of Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the reports about possibility of Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

    "The likelihood of deployment of Russian troops into Ukraine has been talked about since the beginning of the year, but this has not yet happened," Putin said during at VTB Capital's investment forum "Russia Calling!".

    According to Putin, neither Kyiv nor Moscow would face any threats if the relations between the two countries are restored.

    "The question is not whether to deploy or not …

  • Zelensky calls on Putin to publicly deny Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin should publicly deny the reports that Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine.

    "We constantly hear from Russians that "something is missing for the meeting." It seems to me that if they do not think about the escalation, then Russians and the President of the Russian Federation should say that "we are not planning [an invasion]," Zelensky said during a press conference.

    He admitted that it could be a public …

  • Kremlin: Putin and Biden will discuss Ukraine during their next meeting

    The topic of Ukraine will be raised during the next meeting between the presidents of the United States and the Russian Federation, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. The sides are currently agreeing on the timing and format of the meeting, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    "During the next contact between our presidents - its timing and other parameters are now being discussed - of course, the Ukrainian topic will arise one way or another," Interfax quoted Lavrov as saying.

    Lavrov …

  • U.S. congressmen propose not to recognize Putin as president of Russia after 2024

    Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have drafted a resolution demanding that Russian President Vladimir Putin not be recognized as legitimate president of Russia if he remains for the fifth term in 2024.

    Amendments to the Russian Constitution, introduced in 2020 which are "waiving the term limit" for Putin, were approved "in violation of the laws of the Russian Federation and the commitments of the Russian Federation under the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe …

  • Putin blames the West for ruining relations with Russia

    Russia's relations with NATO countries have become "distressing", the possibilities of cooperation with the European Union are "narrowing", interaction with the United States is "in an unsatisfactory state" after the expulsion of Russian diplomats, which made it impossible for Russian embassies to function normally, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the board of the Foreign Ministry.

    Not so long ago, relations between Russia and Western countries, including the United States, " …

  • Putin calls on Lukashenko to begin dialogue with Belarusian opposition

    Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time called on the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to start a dialogue with the Belarusian opposition. "Yes, we know that the situation in Belarus. Although it has calmed down inside the country, but, nevertheless, there are problems, and we are well aware of this and, of course, call for a dialogue between the authorities and the opposition," said Putin, speaking at an expanded meeting of the Board of the Russian Ministry …

  • Putin initiates economic annexation of Donbas breakaway republics

    Russia is taking a significant new step towards the integration of the unrecognized republics of the Donbas into its economic space.

    On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree "On providing humanitarian support to the population of certain areas of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine", which gives companies from the so-called Donetsk ansd Luhansk People’s Republics same benefits as Russian companies.

    According to the document published on the Kremlin’s website of legal …

  • Poland accuses Putin of masterminding migrant crisis at its border

    Responsibility for the migrant crisis on the Belarusian-Polish border lies with Russia, which pursues an "imperial policy" and directs the actions of the self-proclaimed Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addressing Sejm.

    According to him, Lukashenko is only a tool in the hands of President Vladimir Putin, who through his actions seeks to restore Moscow's global positions.

    "This is the first time in 30 years that we can say that our …

  • Putin: Zircon hypersonic missiles will be supplied to Russian Navy in 2022

    Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles will be supplied to the Russian Navy in 2022, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the leadership of the Defense  Ministry and defense industry.

    "Tests of the sea-based Zircon hypersonic cruise missile are being completed. From next year, these missiles will begin to be delivered to the Russian Navy," Putin said.

    Putin noted that during the tests, the missile hit both land and sea targets from an underwater and surface positions.

    Putin …