Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin: Russia has delivered first shipment of nuclear weapons to Belarus

    The first shipment of nuclear warheads has been delivered to Belarus, said Russian president Vladimir Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

    "We will move some of the tactical weapons to Belarusian territory. The first nuclear warheads have already been delivered to the territory of Belarus. By the end of the summer, we will complete this work in full. This is an element of deterrence," Putin said.

    Putin also said that Russia does not yet need to use nuclear weapons, but …

  • German Chancellor Scholz intends to have a conversation with Putin soon

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz does not intend to break off contacts with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Speaking at the 38th Congress of the Evangelical Church of Germany in Nuremberg, he said that he spoke with Vladimir Putin after the start of the war in Ukraine and intends to "do it again in the near future."

    According to the head of the German government, the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine is a necessary condition for achieving a "just peace".

    From time to time, during …

  • Kyiv: Kakhovka dam was blown up on Putin's order

    Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov said that the Russian military blew up the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant following the order of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

    According to Danilov, the Russians detonated the explosives that were planted in advance, in September-October 2022.

    "The order for this terrorist act was issued from the Kremlin, from Putin's office. Such instructions cannot be given from any other level. This is …

  • Zelensky and Putin to visit Turkey separately after Erdogan's inauguration

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, will visit the recently re-elected Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his inauguration, reported the newspaper Hürriyet, citing its sources.

    According to the newspaper, there will be a large number of foreign leaders at Erdogan's inauguration, but Putin will make a "separate private visit", and Zelensky will visit Turkey shortly after.

    "During these visits, which Putin and Zelensky will hold one after another, …

  • Russian media: Putin’s residence was targeted in Ukrainian drone attack on Moscow

    During a drone attack on Moscow and the Moscow region on May 30, drones almost hit the residence of Russian president Vladimir Putin in Novo-Ogaryovo while he was staying there, reports The Moscow Times, citing a source close to the Kremlin.

    According to the source, Putin was woken up early in the morning by his security service because of the air threat. The fact that Putin had to wake up earlier than usual was also announced by Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    State Duma deputy …

  • Putin accuses Ukraine of drone attack on Moscow, threatens to retaliate

    Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on today's drone attack on Moscow and the Moscow region. According to him, with such attacks, Kyiv provokes the Russian Federation to mirror actions.

    "We'll see what to do about it," Putin said. He stressed that Russia is striking at military infrastructure in Ukraine, in response, Kyiv is hitting residential buildings.

    "The Kyiv regime has chosen the path of intimidating Russia, intimidating Russian citizens and attacking residential buildings. This, …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Putin is at the top of our 'kill list'

    Russian president Vladimir Putin is at the top on the list of people that Ukraine wants to eliminate, said the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Vadym Skibitsky in an interview with Welt.

    According to Skibitsky, while fearing of being killed by Ukrainians, Putin is even more afraid of his inner circle.

    "Putin sees that we are getting closer and closer to him, but he is also afraid of being killed by his own," Skibitsky said.

    Skibitsky also …

  • Lukasheno cuts short his visit to Victory Day events in Russia reportedly due to health reasons

    The self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, refused to have lunch at the Chamber of Facets in the Kremlin, which was held by Putin for the leaders of the CIS countries who arrived in Moscow to take part in Victory Day celebrations . Lukashenko flew back to Minsk.

    The Belarusian news website Nasha Niva believes that Lukashenko had to leave due to health reasons.

    According to the Belarusian service of Radio Liberty, after the military parade on Red Square, Lukashenko asked …

  • Putin cancels his visit to Turkey

    Russian President Vladimir Putin decided not to go to Turkey for the opening ceremony of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. According to the Kremlin news agency RIA Novosti, Putin will participate in the event via a video link.

    Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan announced at the end of March that Putin was going to visit Turkey and take part in this event. As part of this visit, Putin and Erdogan planned to visit the areas affected by the earthquake and discuss the Russian-Turkish partnership in …

  • Putin signs new foreign policy decree declaring Russia a 'state-civilization' with a 'unique mission'

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has approved a decree outlining the new Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation. The document represents the national interests of the Russian Federation in the foreign policy sphere, defines the main tasks and priority directions of the country's foreign policy.

    In the decree Russia is called a "unique state-civilization" that "rallied the Russian people and other peoples who make up the cultural and civilizational community of the Russian world." …