Contents tagged with Putin

  • Wagner PMC will not be disbanded, Kremlin is looking for Prigozhin’s successor

    Despite the death of the founder of the Russian private military company Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the group will not be disbanded and will continue to carry out its functions, primarily in supporting dictatorial regimes. Wagner has evolved into an organization that supports ruling regimes in many countries around the world, particularly in Africa. This group's actions have long reached the international level," said Alexander Mikhailov, a retired FSB general, in an interview with the Russian …

  • Erdogan decides to visit Moscow to talk with Putin about the grain deal

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to visit Russia for a meeting with his counterpart Vladimir Putin, reports Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak, citing sources within the Turkish leader's administration. The exact date of the visit is not specified, but the report notes that the main topic of discussion will be the grain agreement, from which Russia unilaterally withdrew in July.

    Sources quoted by the newspaper said that "significant progress" has been made in negotiations to resume the …

  • Turkish President Erdogan wants to meet with Putin in September to discuss the grain deal

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, who had hoped for a visit from Russian president Vladimir Putin in Ankara in August, is now planning a personal meeting with him in September on the sidelines of the G20 summit. "In September, there will be a G20 meeting in India. A meeting of the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled in the US. We will discuss the 'grain deal' with Mr. Putin if there is an opportunity due to our tight schedule," Erdogan said on August 21, answering questions …

  • Zelensky: Putin will not survive another 10 years of war with Ukraine

    Russian president Putin will not survive another 10 years of full-scale war against Ukraine, because he is no longer an influential political figure either inside Russia or abroad, said Ukrainian President olodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the Brazilian news agency Globo.

    The journalist asked the Ukrainian President a question about the war that the Russian Federation has been waging in Syria for more than 10 years, and asked "whether the same thing can happen to Ukraine that happened to …

  • Putin: Wagner PMC no longer exists

    Russian president Vladimir Putin said he had a meeting with the founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, and his mercenaries.

    "At a meeting with them, I gave an assessment of what they did on the battlefield, and on the other hand, what they did during the events of June 24. Thirdly, I showed possible options for their further service, including combat. That's all," Putin told the correspondent of the newspaper Kommersant.

    The Russian president noted that "ordinary Wagner fighters fought …

  • Putin: Russia has avoided a civil war

    The Russian military stopped the civil war in Russia during a confrontation with the mercenaries of the Wagner PMC, said Russian president Vladimir Putin during his address to the military.

    "You actually stopped the civil war, acted clearly and coherently," Putin told the military.

    According to Putin, during Prigozhin's rebellion, the Russian command did not have to withdraw units involved in the war in Ukraine.

    Putin added that the pilots killed by the Wagner mercenaries "honorably …

  • Putin: Russia has delivered first shipment of nuclear weapons to Belarus

    The first shipment of nuclear warheads has been delivered to Belarus, said Russian president Vladimir Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

    "We will move some of the tactical weapons to Belarusian territory. The first nuclear warheads have already been delivered to the territory of Belarus. By the end of the summer, we will complete this work in full. This is an element of deterrence," Putin said.

    Putin also said that Russia does not yet need to use nuclear weapons, but …

  • German Chancellor Scholz intends to have a conversation with Putin soon

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz does not intend to break off contacts with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Speaking at the 38th Congress of the Evangelical Church of Germany in Nuremberg, he said that he spoke with Vladimir Putin after the start of the war in Ukraine and intends to "do it again in the near future."

    According to the head of the German government, the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine is a necessary condition for achieving a "just peace".

    From time to time, during …

  • Kyiv: Kakhovka dam was blown up on Putin's order

    Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov said that the Russian military blew up the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant following the order of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

    According to Danilov, the Russians detonated the explosives that were planted in advance, in September-October 2022.

    "The order for this terrorist act was issued from the Kremlin, from Putin's office. Such instructions cannot be given from any other level. This is …

  • Zelensky and Putin to visit Turkey separately after Erdogan's inauguration

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, will visit the recently re-elected Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his inauguration, reported the newspaper Hürriyet, citing its sources.

    According to the newspaper, there will be a large number of foreign leaders at Erdogan's inauguration, but Putin will make a "separate private visit", and Zelensky will visit Turkey shortly after.

    "During these visits, which Putin and Zelensky will hold one after another, …