Contents tagged with Putin

  • Classified clause of Putin’s mobilization decree allows Russia to draft up to a million people

    The classified seventh paragraph of the decree of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, contains information on the mobilization volume. According to this paragraph, up to one million Russians can be drafted into the Russian army, reported the newspaper Novaya Gazeta.Europe, citing sources in the Kremlin.

    According to Novaya Gazeta.Europe, the Russian leadership at first wanted to classify the entire text of the decree. But later the Kremlin decided to put under the "for internal use" …

  • Flights leaving Russia sell out after Putin announces 'partial' mobilization

    Russians rushed to leave the country after Putin declared “partial” mobilization. All the tickets to visa-free destinations have been sold out. The Russian news website The Insider reports that, according to the Russian travel search platform Aviasales, there are no tickets available for the flights to Istanbul for the next few days. There are also no direct tickets to other cities in Turkey: Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir.

    There are no tickets for flights to Armenia – neither direct nor …

  • Media: Putin concerned about growing alcohol abuse among Russian elite

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is concerned about the increasing alcohol abuse among his "inner circle" and the top leadership of the Russian Federation, reports Meduza, citing several sources close to the presidential administration.

    According to two sources, Putin began to pay special attention to the problem of alcohol abuse, because Russian officials began to drink alcohol much more often and more amid the ongoing war in Ukraine. The Russian President is particularly concerned about the …

  • Scholz: Putin still believes invasion of Ukraine was the right decision

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that, after a 90-minute conversation with Vladimir Putin, he saw no change in the Russian president's position on Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Putin still believes that the war was the right decision and does not plan to curtail it.

    "Unfortunately, I cannot tell you that [Putin] has come to the realization that starting this war was a mistake. There are also no signs that he has new views,” Scholz told reporters in Berlin.

    The German Chancellor …

  • Kremlin: Putin is aware of the retreat of Russian troops from Kharkiv region of Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is aware of the retreat of Russian troops from the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, but the "special military operation" continues and will continue until the goals that were originally set are achieved, said Putin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov.

    According to him, "everything that happens, any actions that the military do during the "special operation", are reported to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief," and Putin is personally in constant contact with the Minister of …

  • Putin orders Russian troops to reach borders of Donetsk region by September 15

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to reach the administrative borders of the Donetsk region by September 15, said Deputy Head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Oleksiy Gromov, at a briefing.

    Gromov noted that Russia continues to hold the occupied areas of Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. Also, the Russian troops are trying to create favorable conditions for further offensive.

    "The …

  • Media: Putin's daughter along with body guards have been flying to Germany to see her lover

    The daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ekaterina Tikhonova, has been regularly flying to Germany. She has been accompanied by the presidential guards, reports the investigative project The Important Stories and Der Spiegel.

    Journalists gained access to the email archive of Alexei Skripchak, one of the employees of the Russian Presidential Security Service, who was assigned to Tikhonova. It showed that Tikhonova flew to Germany to see her lover, ballet dancer Igor Zelensky, who in 201 …

  • Media: Putin losing trust in Russian Defense Minister Shoigu

    Prior to Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin always considered opinions of  Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. They spent many vacations together, where they could discuss plans for a future attack on Ukraine, writes the investigative project "The Important Stories".

    The publication, reports, citing its sources, that Shoigu promised Putin to solve all the tasks set in Ukraine and in the shortest possible time. However, after things did not go according to plan, …

  • Erdogan says he wants to arrange a meeting between Zelensky and Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends to arrange a meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite Ukraine’s reluctance to resume negotiations with Russia before Russian troops withdraw from all occupied territories, reports CNN Turk, citing Erdogan's address to the nation.

    The Turkish President noted that "everyone is witnessing" how Turkey is making efforts to reduce the negative consequences of Russia's war against Ukraine and …

  • Russia accuses Ukrainian Special Services of assassinating the daughter of Putin’s ideologist

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) reported that they solved the murder of the daughter of Putin’s ally Daria Dugina, who was killed in a car explosion.

    The FSB said that the murder of the daughter of the ideologist of the "Russian world" Alexander Dugin was committed by the Ukrainian special services.

    According to the FSB, the assassination was carried out by a Ukrainian national Natalia Vovk, who entered Russia on July 23 with her 12-year-old daughter in a Mini-Cooper with the …