Contents tagged with Vladimir Putin

  • Crimean authorities compile list of Russian 'enemies of the peninsula'

    The Public Chamber of Crimea has put together a list of Russians who publicly do not recognize the peninsula’s status, and in so doing supposedly “incite hostility”. The list is published on the organization’s website.

    The list, titled the “Crimean Dossier”, includes the authors Boris Akunin, Vladimir Voynovich and Lyudmila Ulitskaya, filmmaker and screenwriter Alexander Sokurov, musician Andrey Makarevich, actresses Liya Akhedzhakova and Ada Rogovtseva, actor Mikhail Efremov, prose writer and …

  • Kyiv calls on Washington to clarify ‘new proposals on Ukraine’ that Putin and Trump discussed in Helsinki

    Ukraine requested that the United States clarify the reports about the "new proposals" to resolve the situation in the Donbas and Crimea, which allegedly were discussed at the summit of Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Ukraine has requested official explanations from Washington about the alleged discussion at the American-Russian meeting in Helsinki of “new proposals to resolve the situation in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine", which were mentioned by …

  • Putin speaks about Trump’s position on Crimea

    President of the United States Donald Trump believes that it was unlawful for Russia to annex the peninsula of Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated in his press conference following talks with Trump in Helsinki.

    “The position of President Trump regarding the Crimea is known, he stands by it. He talks about the illegality of the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation. We have a different point of view. We believe that we held a referendum in strict accordance with …

  • Prime Minister of Hungary complains to Putin about EU’s anti-Russian sanctions

    The European Union’s anti-Russian sanctions have jeopardized Moscow-Budapest relations, said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin press service reported. “I must say that we could develop even more [relations] if not for the harmful sanctions. Because of these measures, we are losing opportunities,” said the Hungarian Prime Minister. Moreover, Orban assured Putin that Hungary stands for the normalization of relations between …

  • President Dodon: Moldova will not be friends with the West against Russia

    At the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, said that he appreciates the cooperation with Russia and does not intend to unite with Western countries against it, the Kremlin's website reports.   "Our position is clear and understandable. We want to be friends with everyone, but we do not want to be used geopolitically against someone else. We do not intend to be friends with the West against Russia. This is my position," Dodon said. He …

  • Iran claims that Russia is ready to invest $50 billion in its oil and gas sector

    After a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the adviser to the supreme leader of Iran, Ali Akbar Velayati, stated that Moscow is ready to invest $50 billion in Iran’s oil and gas sector.

    “Mr. Putin spoke during today’s meeting about his readiness to expand the oil trade between the two countries and increase investments in the oil and gas industry of our country up to $50 billion,” television company IRIB quoted Velayati as saying.

    According to Velayati, this is quite a large …

  • Putin prays before meeting with Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin left on Wednesday for his annual trip to Valaam.The Kremlin’s press service reported that Putin “attended a solemn liturgy at the Valaam Monastery Transfiguration Cathedral, which was conducted by Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus, and then walked along the cloister with the Patriarch”.

    The visit took place on the church memorial day for the miracle-workers Venerable Sergius and Herman. Last year on July 11 the Russian president also traveled to the …

  • Putin to meet with Netanyahu before FIFA World Cup semifinal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in Moscow on July 11, the Kremlin’s press service reported.

    “On July 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. They are expected to discuss current affairs relating to bilateral cooperation and the international agenda, including the Palestinian-Israeli settlement and the situation in Syria,” the report states.

    While in Moscow, …

  • US conducts military exercises in the Black Sea ahead of Trump and Putin meeting

    One week before the meeting of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Helsinki, the US Navy has begun large-scale exercises in the Black Sea.

    The Sea Breeze 2018 exercise was initiated on Monday, involving Ukraine’s Black Sea Fleet and forces from 18 NATO countries, a total of more than 2,000 military personnel, as well as 30 ships and military aircraft. The USS Mount Whitney, flagship of the US 6th Fleet, was deployed in the Black Sea to take part in the drills, serving as the command center for …

  • Kremlin denies that Trump and Putin’s meeting venue was relocated

    The meeting place in Finland for the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States has not been changed, Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary for the President of Russia told journalists.

    According to Peskov, the Villa Königstadt on the Vantaa River bank was never mentioned as a place for the forthcoming summit. “[Putin and Trump’s meeting place] will be announced in due time. Changing the meeting place is not subject to discussion,” Peskov stressed.

    Earlier, the Finnish newspaper …