Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Erdogan accuses Assad of sabotaging the Russian-Turkish agreement

    In a conversation over the phone, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the escalating tensions in the city of Idlib in northwestern Syria. During the call, Erdogan stressed that countering terrorism cannot justify attacks on civilians, schools and hospitals, said Fahrettin Altun, director of the Turkish presidential administration’s communication department.

    Erdogan also expressed concern that ceasefire violations in the de-escalation zone …

  • Two Russians convicted in absentia for attempted coup attempt in Montenegro

    The Supreme Court of Montenegro sentenced Russians Eduard Shishmakov and Vladimir Popov in absentia to 15 and 12 years in prison, respectively. The investigation revealed that two citizens of the Russian Federation were the initiators and organizers of the attempted coup d'état that took place on October 16, 2016. The prosecutor's office believes that the Russians transferred money and instructions to the conspirators in Montenegro.

    Montenegrin news portal Vijesti reported that Montenegro’s …

  • Putin did not congratulate Poroshenko and Zelensky on Victory Day

    When congratulating the leaders of countries that used to be part of the USSR with the 74th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not acknowledge the current President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, or the new head of state. One can attest to this fact on the Kremlin website.

    Congratulations were received by the leaders and citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia, …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will not recognize Russian passports issued to residents of DPR and LPR

    Kyiv considers invalid the Russian passports which, according to Putin’s decree, can be issued to residents of a number of south-eastern regions in Ukraine through a simplified procedure.

    According to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, passports will not be considered valid for crossing the state border and when used on the territory of Ukraine. The prime minister also promised to contact partner countries so that “fake” documents such as these would be declared invalid for use on their …

  • Kremlin publishes decree on simplified issuance of Russian passports to Ukrainians

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree regarding the simplified procedure for granting Russian citizenship and passports for migrants from the Crimea and the Donbas.

    According to the document published on the official Kremlin website, the simplified procedure will apply to Ukrainian citizens as well as their children, spouses and parents, and stateless persons who were born and permanently resided in the Crimea and Sevastopol, but left these territories before March 18, 2014. …

  • Russia withdraws ambassador to Belarus less than a year after his appointment

    Russian Federation Ambassador to Belarus Mikhail Babich was recalled from his post, reported the Russian edition of Kommersant with reference to several high-ranking sources.

    “This has been discussed since last week,” said one of the publication’s sources.

    A few hours after the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed the decree it was published on the Kremlin website. The publication says that Babich has been relieved of his duties as the Ambassador and Russia's special …

  • Kremlin has not yet decided if new Russian citizens living in Donbas will pay taxes

    The relevant departments will implement the decree on issuing Russian passports to residents of the Donbas, said Press Secretary for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, as reported by TASS.

    When asked whether Putin has a detailed plan for implementing his decree, Peskov replied: “It is not the president’s plan. Relevant departments within the Ministry of Internal Affairs that deal with issuing passports, as well as other departments, will take charge of the process.”

    He was also unable to …

  • Kremlin: China is interested in increasing gas supplies from Russia

    The Chairman of the Management Committee of Russian energy company Gazprom, Alexey Miller, on the air of the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin " said that Gazprom’s Chinese partners from the state-owned oil and gas company the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) show great interest in increasing the supplies beyond the volume agreed in the thirty-year contract, reports news agency TASS.

    The current contract for the supply of Russian gas to China through the Power of Siberia pipeline, …

  • Kremlin: Russia is ready to negotiate nuclear disarmament

    Russian Presidential Aide responsible for international affairs, Yuri Ushakov, commented on the United States President Donald Trump’s statements, who urged Moscow and Beijing to abandon nuclear weapons, and noted that, the U.S. themselves would like to reach such agreement.

    “First of all, it is necessary to carry out what remains (the existing agreements),” RIA Novosti quoted Ushakov’s view expressed in the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin "on the TV channel Russia 1.

    According to the …

  • Kremlin: China complies with anti-Russia sanctions but does not support them

    Despite the fact that China has joined the anti-Russian sanctions, it does not support them, said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov in an episode of “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin” on the TV channel Russia-1.

    “Many Chinese banks and economic structures have been forced to observe the same restrictions that are applied by the Americans and other countries, because we still live in the century of interdependent economics. This is why, of course, caution is quite often exercised by our Chinese …