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Macron insists on continued dialogue with Putin
French President Emmanuel Macron defended his decision to continue dialogue with Russian Vladimir Putin, before and after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In an interview published by the French newspaper Le Parisien, Macron spoke about his "thankless role" in maintaining a dialogue with the Kremlin.
Macron noted that he spent "hours" in conversations with Putin and "every discussion takes place under an aura of cynicism, and this never gives pleasure." At the same time, he stressed that he …
During telephone conversation with Erdogan, Putin emphasizes his demands for ending invasion of Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he put forward his demands for a peace agreement with Ukraine, Erdogan’s the chief adviser Ibrahim Kalin told the BBC.
Kalin was present at the conversation between the Putin and Erdogan which was attended by a small group of Turkish officials. According to Erdogan's adviser, Russia's demands can be divided into two categories.
The first category, according to Kalin, is not too …
Kyiv: Assad promises Putin 40,000 Syrian mercenaries will be sent to Ukraine
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has promised Russian president Vladimir Putin to provide 40,000 fighters for the war in Ukraine, reports the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
According to intelligence reports, the command of the Russian military base in Khmeimim airbase was instructed to send up to 300 militants to Ukraine every day. On March 15, 150 mercenaries left this base for the Russian Federation.
This Russian base in Syria is expected to be used to move …
Putin allows 'volunteers from Middle East' to join Russian troops in Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to allow volunteers from the Middle East, primarily from Syria, to join Russian military operation in Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports citing Putin’s speech at a meeting of the Security Council.
The proposal was initially made during the meeting by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. According to him, the Russian Defense Ministry receives many applications from people from different countries asking for a permission to participate in the so-called " …
Putin’s oligarchs moving their fortunes to United Arab Emirates
After the beginning of Russia's attack on Ukraine, representatives of the Russian elite have begun to take their fortunes, including valuable paintings, to the United Arab Emirates, reports Ukrayinska Pravda, citing its source in Ukrainian intelligence.
Since the beginning of Russian invasion of Ukraine, oligarchs from Putin's inner circle have already made multiple flights to Dubai.
On February 28, a Bombardier Global 5000, reportedly belonging to Rotenberg brothers, flew from Nice to Dubai. …
Switzerland slams sanctions on Putin, Mishustin and Lavrov
Switzerland has imposed financial sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
"Switzerland is also introducing the sanctions imposed earlier by the EU against Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. They come into force immediately," President Ignazio Cassis quoted the decision of the Swiss Federal Council.
The Russian …
EU slams sanctions on Putin and Lavrov, threatens to disconnect Russia from SWIFT in the coming days
The European Union imposes sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.
"This is an important step. Let me note that the only world leaders who have fallen under EU sanctions are Assad from Syria, Lukashenko from Belarus and now Putin from Russia," he said.
"Putin is not the people of Russia," Borrell said, recalling that together with Putin and Lavrov, a …
Ukraine rejects Putin's demands, calls up reservists
The demands of Russian President Vladimir Putin to demilitarize Ukraine, recognize Russian sovereignty over the annexed Crimea and ensure that Ukraine will never be accepted into NATO are unrealistic, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
The list of conditions voiced by Putin on February 22 after he recognized the independence of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, according to the Ukrainian Prime Minister, contradicts the choice of Ukrainian people.
"For a sovereign …
Putin sends Russian troops into Donbas
Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian Defense Ministry to send Russian troops into the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's republics.
According to the decree signed by Putin, the Ministry of Defense is instructed to "ensure the implementation of peacekeeping functions" in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics with the help of the armed forces of the Russian Federation. According to the decree, the decision was made following the appeals of DPR and LPR leaders, …
Russian Security Council asks Putin to give the West ‘one last chance’ before recognizing Donbas republics
Russian politicians have called on President Vladimir Putin to "give the West one last chance" to force Kyiv to comply with the Minsk agreements.
Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev urged Putin to tell his American counterpart Joe Biden that if the necessary measures are not taken, the recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics will follow.
"We need that you [Putin] tell Biden: "If the massacre does not stop in 2-3 days, then the only solution is the …