Contents tagged with Putin

  • Peskov denies contacts between Russian intelligence and Trump campaign team

    The Press Secretary for the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, stated that Vladimir Putin didn’t discuss the Crimean issue during a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump, RIA Novosti reported. “No, the Crimean issue wasn’t raised,” Peskov told journalists in response to the question.

    “We have said everything we want to say about the results of the telephone conversation that you mentioned,” the Press Secretary added. “As for the return of the Crimea, this …

  • Putin has no intention of meeting with the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Syria

    A meeting with Staffan de Mistura, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Syria, is not currently on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s agenda, as stated by Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reported.

    Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennadiy Gatilov said that de Mistura would visit Moscow on February 16. The Special Envoy himself confirmed this, noting that he plans to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. …

  • Dzhemilev said he talked with Putin before the annexation of the Crimea

    People's Deputy and Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on the Affairs of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the eve of "referendum" and Putin was trying to persuade him to cooperate. He revealed this information in an interview with Apostrophe news portal.

    Dzhemilev commented on media reports that Russian authorities made an offer to lead the "government of the Crimea" to many well-known Crimean politicians.

    "No, there was bribery of a …

  • Putin introduced a bill that regulates the conduct of searches of lawyers and their offices

    Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a draft law regulating the procedure for carrying out searches of lawyers, as well as clarifying the powers of the defenders. The corresponding document is available on the website of the lower house of Parliament, RBC reports.

    According to the text of the bill, Putin's initiative involves introducing changes to the Criminal Procedure Code or CPC of the Russian Federation.

    "The legal search of a lawyer’s property or premises could …

  • Putin hopes for the complete restoration of relations between Russia and the United States

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is hopeful for the total restoration of relations between Moscow and Washington in entirety.

    "U.S.-Russian relations have greatly deteriorated over the past five years. Of course, they need to be restored. It is in the interests of both the Russian and American people. We have heard the opinion of President Trump on this matter. We hope that these relations will be restored in full and on all fronts. However this depends not only on us, but also on the …

  • Putin announced a surprise inspection of the Russian Air Force

    The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, ordered a sudden inspection of the Russian Aerospace Forces which began on Tuesday, February 7th. This was announced by the Russian Defense Minister General, Sergey Shoygu.

    "Today, in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to assess the readiness of the military command bodies and of the armed forces to carry out combat training tasks, snap inspections of the Aerospace Forces have begun," Shoygu said.

    According …

  • Kremlin spokesman: We are not discussing deals with the US to lift sanctions

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia is not discussing deals with the US to lift sanctions, TASS reports.

    "It is hardly possible to talk about any agreements now. First we have to decide on a date and place for the meeting of the two Presidents," Peskov said. Peskov told journalists that during the recent conversation between the two Presidents on Saturday, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump discussed the fight against terrorism.

    According to a representative of the Kremlin, the issue of …

  • Kremlin spokesman: Putin and Trump might meet before the G20 summit

    U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin might meet before the summit of the G20, scheduled for July 7 to 8, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov suggested.

    He added that during a telephone conversation on January 28, the presidents did not discuss the issue of sanctions imposed by the United States against Russia, but added that he hopes for timely progress in this issue.

    The Kremlin said the telephone conversation on the evening of January 28 between Trump and Putin "took …

  • Kremlin: Telephone conversation between Putin and Trump was productive

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump conducted their first telephone conversation which lasted 45 minutes.The Presidents discussed current world affairs including Ukraine, as reported on the web site of the Kremlin.

    In particular, the presidents of the two countries “touched upon the issues of terrorism, the situation in the Middle East, Arab–Israeli conflict, the balance of the nuclear armaments and their non-proliferation as well as Iran nuclear program and North …

  • The Kremlin confirms that Putin and Trump will speak over the phone on Saturday

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Donald Trump plan to speak over the phone on Saturday, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, TASS reported.

    "Yes, I confirm this," Peskov said when I asked about US media reports that the two leaders would speak on Saturday.

    In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Trump said "He [Putin] called me after I won, but I haven’t had a discussion, but I understand we will be having a discussion soon.”

    US intelligence services …