Contents tagged with Putin

  • Lavrov: Russia is preparing for a meeting between Putin and Trump

    Moscow is preparing a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Sergey Lavrov, stated this in an interview with TV channel “Mir”.

    "You see, both we and the Americans need the meeting, as I understand it, not in order to manufacture an external effect on somebody and say: "Well, what a sensation, they talked for so long, and finally it was held," explained the foreign minister.

    He noted that due to the influence …

  • Putin promised to address issue of persecution of homosexuals in Chechnya

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised Russia’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Tatyana Moskalkova that he will "talk" with the Prosecutor General and the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs about verifying the reports on the persecution of gays in Chechnya, as reported by Meduza web site

    "Of course, I will talk with the Prosecutor General and the Minister of the Interior, so that they will provide you with assistance regarding the issue that you have raised, regarding known …

  • Putin and Erdogan agree to mutual lifting of sanctions with the exception of the ban on tomatoes

    During the meeting in Sochi on Wednesday, May 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to lift virtually all mutual trade restrictions.

    The only exception was the ban on the import of Turkish tomatoes in Russia. According to Putin, this will be lifted once Russian producers recover the investments caused by the closing of the market.

    Putin emphasized that he and Erdogan had achieved an agreement regarding the “complex resolution of all the problems …

  • Kremlin: Putin and Trump want to meet at G20 summit

    The Presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, have held telephone talks, the Kremlin press service reported.

    The leaders of the two countries discussed the prospects for coordinating the actions of Russia and the United States in the fight against terrorism in Syria, as well as "thoroughly discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula."

    It is noted that Putin called for restraint and a reduction in the level of tension. The presidents agreed to "establish …

  • In meeting with Putin, Merkel called for Ukraine to be given back control over its borders

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, May 2. As planned earlier, the meeting in Sochi took place before the G20 summit on May 7-8.

    During the press conference at the conclusion of the meeting, the politicians spoke about matters pertaining to bilateral relations, the fight against terrorism, as well as the situation in Syria and in Eastern Ukraine.

    Angela Merkel said that there is no need to make a new agreement regarding a peaceful …

  • Putin forces heads of Cossacks to report on their income

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law according to which Cossack atamans and members of their families are obligated to report on their income. The document with corresponding amendments to the legislation was published on the official legal information portal.

    The president introduced amendments to the law “on the state service of Russian Cossacks”. According to the document, the income and property of the ataman, his spouse and underage children must be in the income declaration. …

  • Putin fires 12 high-ranking generals

    Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed 12 high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Investigative Committee and the Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM).

    As reported on the official information portal, those who lost their positions include Vladimir Artamonov, deputy minister of civil defense and emergency situations, and Rim Gabluddin, colonel of justice and first deputy head of the Russian Investigative Committee for the Republic of Bashkortostan. Yuriy …

  • Russian media says that Putin and Poroshenko were joking on the phone, Kyiv denied the reports

    Russian newspaper Kommersant reports that the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, continue to communicate over the phone, with the last conversation taking place in the first half of April, as indicated in the Friday edition, citing the paper’s sources.

    The Administration of the President of Ukraine stated that this reporting was false.

    "The only conversation between them in April took place on April 18th in the Normandy discussions, the details of which …

  • Russian diplomat designated one of the priority topics of the first meeting between Putin and Trump

    At their first meeting, the presidents of the United States and Russia will discuss "the full range of bilateral issues and the issues of the international agenda." This was reported by Kommersant newspaper, citing Andrey Krutskikh, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Issues of International Cooperation in the Field of Information Security.

    "The topic of stability, trust and security in cyberspace may become one of the priorities," said Krutskikh.

    According to …

  • Trump and Putin to meet for the first time in May

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his colleague Donald Trump may meet for the first time at the end of May, Kommersant newspaper reports citing sources from the governments of the two countries.

    According to the sources, Moscow and Washington are presently negotiating to organize a meeting at the end of May in the territory of one of the European countries. The publication’s sources specified that the schedule for a meeting of the presidents began to be worked out more carefully after …