Contents tagged with Putin

  • Kremlin: Putin did not hold paid meetings with businessmen

    Dmitry Peskov called untrue reports that French presidential candidate Francois Fillon organized a meeting for Lebanese billionaire Fouad Makhzoumi and Total CEO Patrick Puyanne with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a fee. Interfax reported on this.

    Earlier, the media wrote that Fouad Makhzoumi, a Lebanese businessman, paid Francois Fillon $50 thousand for organizing a meeting with Putin and the CEO of French oil giant Total.

    "We saw these media reports. To be honest, they remind us of …

  • Putin hopes for restored relationship with Germany

    On March 22, at a meeting with BASF CEO Kurt Bock, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia still hopes to restore relations with Germany.

    "We have not lost hope that we will be able to restore full-format cooperation," the President said.

    He also noted that the latest developments in the economic sphere had a negative impact on the volumes of mutual trade. Putin said that according to the Eastern Committee of German economy, at least 150,000 Germans lost their jobs as a result of …

  • Polish Defense Minister accuses Tusk of making a deal with Putin

    Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz has accused the former Prime Minister of Poland and current President of the European Council Donald Tusk of making an “illegal deal” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as reported by Polskie Radio.

    According to Macierewicz, Tusk deliberately did not order an investigation into the plane crash near Smolensk because he had made an agreement about it with Russia.

    “Premier Donald Tusk made an illegal deal with Vladimir Putin at the expense of Poland, …

  • US officials: Washington knows where Putin’s assets are but freezing them will bring havoc to the world markets

    The U.S. Senate Banking Committee has tried to assess the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia, reports Voice of America.

    During the hearings, Senator Mike Crapo, the head of the committee, recalled that the U.S. Treasury sanctions list includes 520 Russian enterprises, commercial companies and individuals that are involved in aggression against Ukraine, human rights violations, and cyber-attacks against the United States and Western European countries.

    According to expert estimates, the …

  • The Kremlin confirms that Putin and Erdogan discussed coordinating military action in Syria

    The Presidents of The Russian Federation and Turkey - Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - are in negotiations regarding the question of coordination of military actions in Syria, as reported by RIA Novosti citing the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.

    "These questions were touched upon, and there exists a common understanding of the necessity of coordinating such actions," Peskov stated, responding to the question of whether an agreement was reached in Putin and …

  • Peskov: Putin and Trump could meet in July

    The meeting of Russian and US presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump could take place at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July, said Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary to the Russian president.

    “If we don’t arrange an earlier summit, their meeting presumably could take place at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July, because this is the first place where their paths could cross,” Peskov said in a CNN interview.

    Responding to a question on what the first meeting of the two leaders could be, the press …

  • Ukrainian President has spoken twice with Putin this year

    Since the beginning of the year, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has had two telephone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Konstantin Yeliseyev, as stated in an interview with Hromadske.

    At the same time, he noted that these conversations were strictly coordinated with Ukraine's partners in the Normandy format - Germany and France.

    Yeliseyev said that Poroshenko's conversations with Putin …

  • Ukrainian President wants to meet with Trump before Putin

    Diplomats are working to organize a soon forthcoming meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his American counterpart Donald Trump, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Konstantin Yeliseyev said on Friday, March 10, in an interview with

    "Currently, our diplomats are actively working to ensure that this meeting will be held as soon as possible. But it is fundamentally important that it take place before the upcoming meeting between President …

  • Putin dismissed ten generals from law enforcement agencies

    The Russian President, Vladimir Putin dismissed a number of high-ranking officials from law enforcement agencies. Ten of them had special military ranks of Generals. Among dismissed officials are Generals of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federal Penitentiary Service and Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

    In addition, two Prosecutors of the Russian regions were also dismissed from office. Vladimir Putin didn’t provide any reasons for dismissal of these high-ranking …

  • British Foreign Minister plans to visit Russia, will not meet with Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is not planning to meet with British Minister of Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson, who will come to Russia in a few weeks, as reported by Russia's TASS news agency citing the Russian presidential Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov.

    “As of now no meeting is planned,” Peskov stated.

    British Minister of Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson will visit Russia in the coming weeks for a high level summit.Johnson is coming to Moscow at the invitation of his counterpart Sergey …