Contents tagged with Putin

  • Russian Foreign Minister: UN issued a secret directive prohibiting countries from taking part in restoration of Syria

    The political department of the UN Secretariat issued a “secret directive” that prohibits all bodies of the organization from participating in the restoration of the Syrian economy, Interfax reports  citing Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov.

    “Only humanitarian aid, nothing else,” the Minister added. He said that this was an attempt by a group of countries to manipulate the UN Secretariat “for their own geopolitical benefit.” According to Lavrov, the directive stipulates that …

  • Media: Merkel and Putin spoke about Syria and peacekeeping mission in Donbas

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to create an international administration and introduce 40,000 peacekeepers in the territories of the Donbas which are not under Ukraine’s control, reported the editor-in-chief of the Russian radio station Echo of Moscow, Alexei Venediktov, on his radio channel.

    According to him, Putin received a detailed plan for the introduction of the peacekeeping units in the Donbas. Venediktov did not report any other details or …

  • Kremlin: Russia is ready for sanctions against Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    Russia is ready for the possible introduction of new US sanctions against the participants in the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, announced Vladimir Dzhabarov, the first deputy chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    According to the senator, sanctions “will inevitably be introduced”. Moreover, he said that Washington should not expect them to stop the construction of the gas pipeline or facilitate the refusal from the side of any participant. “ …

  • Media: Putin may come to Berlin in October for the wedding of ex-Chancellor Schroeder

    Russian President Vladimir Putin may arrive in Berlin in October to attend a wedding of the former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Korean woman Kim So-yeon, the Bild newspaper reports.

    "Putin may soon return to Germany on a private visit. Rumours are circulating in Berlin that in October, he may attend the wedding of his friend Gerhard Schroeder," writes the newspaper in an article about the Putin’s visit to Berlin to meet with Angela Merkel.

    According to the publication, the wedding …

  • A Colorado political aide punished for putting up portrait of Putin in the capitol building

    Katie March, assistant to Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran helped carry a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin into the state capitol. Duran told the Associated Press on Sunday, August 19 that March was subjected to disciplinary action for it.

    March was chastised by the State Patrol and the House Representative’s office. She also lost the privilege of entering the Colorado Capitol building without passing security control.

    In late July, March used her security badge to allow a …

  • Kremlin reports on Putin-Merkel talks in Germany

    Russian Presidential Press-Secretary Dmitry Peskov told the Russian BBC service the key points of the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The leaders met on Saturday, August 18, at the Schloss Meseberg in Germany. This was Putin’s first first visit to Germany since 2014.

    The negotiations reportedly lasted three hours. Putin and Merkel spoke for a long time face to face in the residence park. The leaders did not give a press conference at the end …

  • Putin attends Austrian foreign minister’s wedding with gift and gives a toast

    One of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gifts to Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneisl was a painting with rural motifs, depicting the places where Kneisl’s husband Wolfgang Meilinger is from, reported Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.

    “Putin gave the newlyweds a painting with rural motifs, because her husband is from precisely these places, and he also gave an ancient butter squeezer and a Tula samovar,” Russian news agency TASS cites Peskov as saying.

    The Russian president’s spokesman …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Austria's explanations of Putin’s presence at Karin Kneissl's wedding 'evoke a sad smile'

    The Austrian Foreign Ministry justifying Russian President Vladimir Putin’s presence at the foreign minister’s, Karin Kneissl’s wedding as a private visit evokes a “sad smile”, wrote the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affaitrs, Pavlo Klimkin on Twitter.

    “I do not usually comment on secular life, but if the Austrian Foreign Ministry has to make excuses while assuring that foreign policy is not changing in light of the “private visit,” it is an interesting turn of events that evoke a sad smile,” …

  • Putin to attend the wedding of Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to attend the wedding of the Minister of Foreign affairs of Austria, reported Austrian media outlets on August 15th. Dmitry Peskov, a representative for the Russian leader also confirmed this intention.

    He noted that Putin will “drop by” the wedding “on the way to Berlin.” Talks between the Russian President and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are planned there.

    The Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl is marrying a financier and entrepreneur …

  • Putin's friend Prigozhin denies his connection with gold mining in Central Africa

    Yevgeny Prigozhin has no interest in military or civil projects the Central African Republic, including gold mining, RBC news agency reports citing the press service of the businessman.

    In addition, the press service denied any financial or administrative connection of the entrepreneur with the news outlets as the Federal News Agency, Politics Today, Nevsky News, and Economy Today.

     “No, Yevgeny Prigozhin has no connection with the media you listed,” said the representative of the businessman. …