Contents tagged with Putin

  • Media: Putin losing trust in Russian Defense Minister Shoigu

    Prior to Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin always considered opinions of  Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. They spent many vacations together, where they could discuss plans for a future attack on Ukraine, writes the investigative project "The Important Stories".

    The publication, reports, citing its sources, that Shoigu promised Putin to solve all the tasks set in Ukraine and in the shortest possible time. However, after things did not go according to plan, …

  • Erdogan says he wants to arrange a meeting between Zelensky and Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends to arrange a meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite Ukraine’s reluctance to resume negotiations with Russia before Russian troops withdraw from all occupied territories, reports CNN Turk, citing Erdogan's address to the nation.

    The Turkish President noted that "everyone is witnessing" how Turkey is making efforts to reduce the negative consequences of Russia's war against Ukraine and …

  • Russia accuses Ukrainian Special Services of assassinating the daughter of Putin’s ideologist

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) reported that they solved the murder of the daughter of Putin’s ally Daria Dugina, who was killed in a car explosion.

    The FSB said that the murder of the daughter of the ideologist of the "Russian world" Alexander Dugin was committed by the Ukrainian special services.

    According to the FSB, the assassination was carried out by a Ukrainian national Natalia Vovk, who entered Russia on July 23 with her 12-year-old daughter in a Mini-Cooper with the …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minster: Erdogan and Guterres did not push Zelensky to make concessions to Putin

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that during the meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Lviv, the President of Turkey and the UN Secretary General did not push Ukraine to make concessions to Russia.

    Kuleba noted that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sincerely empathize and really want to help Ukraine find a solution.

    "No one persuaded us to make concessions in Russia’s favor. If some conspiracy spread again in social …

  • Developer of Putin’s hypersonic missiles arrested on charges of treason

    Director of the Novosibirsk Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ITPM) Alexander Shiplyuk was arrested in Russia on charges of treason. Search warrants were executed in the institute before his arrest.

    According to the Russian newspaper Kommersant, the scientist’s arrest may be associated with the transfer abroad of information about hypersonic weapons. He is an expert of the scientific and technical council of the military-industrial commission under the government of the Russian …

  • After his trip to Moscow German ex-Chancellor Schroeder says Putin is ready for peace talks with Ukraine

    Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder confirmed that he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to Moscow in late July. In an interview with the German magazine Stern, he said that Russia wants diplomatic talks with Ukraine.

    "The good news is that the Kremlin wants a negotiated solution. There was already a negotiated approach to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, for example, in Istanbul in March," he recalled and praised Turkey for the agreement on the export of …

  • Putin: Russian troops withdrew from Kyiv region to create conditions for negotiations with Ukraine

    During his visit to Iran, Russian president Vladimir Putin said that the Russian troop withdrew troops from the Kyiv region in order to “create conditions” for Russian-Ukrainian negotiations.

    According to Putin, at the talks in Istanbul, the parties "have actually reached an agreement, it remains only to initialize it."

    "In order to create these conditions (for negotiations), our troops withdrew from the center of Ukraine, from Kyiv. The Kyiv authorities refused to implement these agreements, …

  • Kremlin: Putin will not congratulate Biden on U.S. Independence Day

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will not congratulate American President Joe Biden on the U.S. Independence Day, said Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov during a press briefing.

    "No, there will be no congratulatory letter this year. This is because this year has been the culmination of an unfriendly policy towards our country on the part of the United States. Therefore, in these conditions, it can hardly be considered expedient to send such a congratulatory message," Putin's press secretary …

  • Shoygu reports full capture of Luhansk region to Putin, Ukraine denies his claims

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Russian troops had completely captured the territory of the Luhansk region. Shoigu claims that the Russian military, together with the military of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, established full control over the city of Lysychansk and neighboring settlements - Bilohorivka, Novodruzhesk, Maloryazantseve and Bila Hora. 

    According to the Ukrainian General Staff, the Armed Forces of Ukraine …

  • Erdogan is planning to host talks between Zelensky and Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to host new talks between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss grain exports, reported the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    "Negotiations are continuing. Last night we had conversations with some officials. Next week we will discuss what steps we can take during talks with Zelensky and Putin," Erdogan said.

    On June 7, Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar told Anadolu that Turkey is in …