Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin: The Normandy format will continue

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin stated that the Normandy format for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbas will continue its existence. “Regarding the Normandy format, whether it is good or bad, there is no other means of settling conflicts. That is why, of course, Russia will support this format,” Putin stated at a press conference following the G-20 Summit, TASS wrote.

    In response to the question of whether it means the resumption of meetings with the President of …

  • Putin and Obama discuss Syria and Ukraine during meeting at G20 summit

    US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China, RIA Novosti reported.

    In an informal 90-minute meeting, the two leaders discussed the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.

    The key discussion point was the war in Syria, specifically providing humanitarian aid, reducing the level of violence, and combating extremist groups, such as the so-called Islamic State.

    The two leaders also discussed the war in Ukraine, with Obama urging …

  • Opposition candidate from Russia's PARNAS party says his main goal is Putin's impeachment

    A candidate to the State Duma of Russia from the opposition People’s Freedom Party (PARNAS), Viacheslav Maltsev, announced during a pre-election TV debate on channel “Russia 1” that Putin’s impeachment is his main political goal. “That’s why each vote for PARNAS is a vote against Putin,” Maltsev said on August 22nd.

    Representatives of the parties Just Russia, Party of Growth, The Civic Platform, Patriots of Russia, and Yabloko also took part in the televised debates. These are the first …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry to issue note of protest over Putin's visit to Crimea

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has prepared a note of protest over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the Crimea. This was stated by Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mariana Betsa, Krym.Realii reports.

    "Today's visit indicates the neglect by the Russian side that was continuing for a long time of the international law, the UN Charter, the resolution of the UN General Assembly with respect to the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine," Betsa said.

    She also …

  • Putin: We are striving to restore relations with Turkey

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed hope for the development of relations with Ankara. According to TASS news agency, Putin expressed a need to make a sincere effort to restore relations with Turkey.

    “We are sincerely committed to restoring relations with Turkey, a country with whom we have unique relations, cooperation and interactions which have evolved and developed over the past years,” Putin continued.

    He added that the recent visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan …

  • Putin to visit Crimea on Friday

    The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, will visit the Crimea on Friday, August 19, 2016, as reported by RBC with reference to two sources close to the Kremlin and also to a source close to the political representation of the Southern Federal District.

    The edition notes that the visit of the head of state to be held two weeks after the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation has detained saboteurs who they consider to be representatives of the Intelligence Service …

  • Media: Putin is shaking up his inner circle due to lack of state funds

    Russian President Vladimir Putin removed six people from his inner circle due to the State’s lack of money, as reported by the Russian Vedomosti newspaper, citing sources close to the Kremlin.

    The following people lost their positions this year: the President of Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin; the head of the Federal Guard Service, Eugene Murov; Director of the Federal Drug Control Service, Viktor Ivanov; Director of the Federal Migration Service, Konstantin Romodanovskiy; and the Director …

  • Putin accuses Ukraine of 'transitioning to terror' instead of seeking peace

    Commenting on Ukraine’s alleged involvement in a terrorist attack in the Crimea that was reportedly thwarted by the FSB, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he does not see the point of holding a meeting of the Normandy Four, Deutsche Welle reported.

    Putin accused Ukraine of "transitioning to terror" instead of dealing with conflict issues at the negotiating table.

    "There are losses from the Russian side, two soldiers were killed. We certainly will not ignore such things. I would like …

  • Erdogan is looking forward to talks with his 'friend Vladimir' Putin

    The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hopes that negotiations with the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, in St. Petersburg will open a new page in the relationship between the two countries.

    "It will be a historic visit, a new beginning.  In talks with my friend Vladimir, I believe, it will be the opening of a new page our bilateral relations.  Our countries have much to do together," Erdogan said in an interview with TASS ahead of his visit to Russia.

    Russia's participation is very …

  • 45 percent of Norwegians consider Russia to be a serious threat to their country

    Almost half of Norwegians think that Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin, are a serious threat to their country, as shown in the results of an Ipsos poll conducted for Dagbladet, Norwegian channel TV2 reported.

    In particular, 1,000 people answered the question "to what extent does Russia and its President pose a real threat to the security of Norway?" 8% of respondents answered that the threat is very significant and 37% said it is significant.

    44% of respondents believe that the threat …