Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin says the US is the world's only superpower

    The Russian president called the US the only superpower nowadays. He made the statement on Friday, June 17 at the St. Petersburg international economic forum.

    “The US is a great country, probably the only superpower in the world at this moment. We accept this. We are ready and willing to work wih the USA,” Putin said.

    According to Putin, the world needs “such a powerful country... And we need it too. But we don’t need them to constantly interfere with our affairs, teach us how to live, …

  • Shoygu announces surprise inspection of Russian Armed Forces

    The Russian Minister of Defense, Army General Sergey Shoygu reported at an extraordinary meeting on the 14th of June that Vladimir Putin announced a sudden check of the country’s armed forces. The Ministry’s press service revealed that it would last until the 22nd of June.

    “The regular sudden check has started for assessment of combat and mobilization readiness, beginning 7:00 AM, in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, …

  • Estonian PM: Putin holds the key to the implementation of the Minsk Agreements

    Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas stated in an interview with Die Welt that the key to the implementation of the Minsk Agreements is in Putin’s hands. "The restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity is an integral part of the Minsk agreements. But obviously, this is not happening,” he noted.

    Rõivas emphasized that "It is Putin who is holding the key for this [implementation of the Minsk Agreements]. In my view, Russia should take two steps back if they want to continue to sit at the …

  • Putin noted the fragility of the ceasefire in the Donbas

    More and more cases of ceasefire violations have been noted, and the Kremlin says the frequent violations are a threat to the continued truce in eastern Ukraine, Radio Liberty reports.

    "The issue is very serious. More and more cases of violations are being noted. Unfortunately, this threatens the ceasefire. This truce is a cornerstone of the Minsk Agreements. And of course, this concern was expressed by Russian President Putin," the Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said. …

  • US attorney wants to sue Putin for downing of MH17

    Jerry Skinner, a US attorney, hopes to lay out a case against Russian President Vladimir Putin with the European Court of Human Rights. He wants to sue Putin for $330 million in compensation for relatives of the victims of the MH17 disaster. He wants Putin to be held accountable for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines plane while it was flying over the Donbas region in July 2014.

    According to Reuters, Skinner, through the Australian LHD law firm, represents the relatives of the victims. …

  • Putin to make first trip to the EU since November 2015

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the EU for the first time in six months when he travels to Greece on May 27th, according to the website of the Presidential Administration. Putin plans to meet with both the Greek President and Prime Minister during his two-day visit.

    "I will meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ... at the highest level will discuss key issues of bilateral trade, [and] economic and investment cooperation, including the …

  • Putin says new US missile defense installation in Romania violates Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated from his residence, Bocharov Ruchei, that the deployment of United States National Missile Defense systems in Romania violates the INF treaty.

    "It is a clear violation of arms treaties because launchers which will be deployed in Poland once the radar station is completed in Romania, can be used for the deployment of short and intermediate-range missiles," Putin said on Friday in Sochi at the end of a meeting on military issues.

    He noted that the re- …

  • Editors at Russian RBC news agency dismissed due to article about 'Putin's palace'

    Several chief edtors of the Russian news agency RBC were dismissed under pressure from Russian authorities, Reuters reported.

    According to Reuter’s source, members of management were forced to resign as a result of the publication of an article entitled "The breeding of the oysters will be started across from 'Putin's Palace' near Gelendzhik."

    The Kremlin has denied the allegations of its involvement in the dismissals. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that RBC is a private information …

  • Turchinov urges the West to abandon its appeasement policy in regards to Russia

    As was stated in the address by the Security and Defense Council’s Secretary Alexander Turchinov, regarding a day of remembrance and reconciliation, he called on "the civilized world" to remember that an aggressor cannot be placated.

    "In the 30’s, when Hitler came to power, he violated the Treaty of Versailles, he started building his military forces... He was allowed to do that. But this was not just swallowed; an appeasement policy was implemented, believing Hitler’s assurances that it was ' …

  • Spain issues arrest warrant for Russian politicians with ties to Putin

    Spain has issued an international arrest warrant for Russian politicians and former officials who are closely associated with Russian President Vladimir Putin. These individuals are suspected of being involved in two organized crime groups.

    A list of these suspects was made public by Judge José de la Mata. It includes high-ranking officials who have worked, or who are still working for, Russian law enforcement agencies. It also includes individuals working in the judiciary, business, banking …