Contents tagged with Putin

  • Kremlin: time of Biden-Putin meeting impossible to set due to Washington’s hostile actions

    The decision to hold a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the United States Joe Biden is impacted by hostile steps from the American side, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as quoted by Interfax.

    "We do not understand the situation, we see that in words there is a proposal to talk about cooperation in all areas that are of interest to each other. We are interested in something. Americans are interested in something. And it is only natural that we can work together," Peskov …

  • Zelensky proposes meeting with Putin in Vatican

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky considers the Vatican an ideal place for a bilateral meeting with the Russian President.

    In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, which was published on Zelensky’s website,  the Ukrainian President noted that the meeting with the Russian president will definitely take place, as it is necessary to end the war in the Donbas.

    "It seems to me that the meeting, for a start, should take place in the territory that embodies peace and dialogue. …

  • Kremlin: Putin is ready to talk with Zelensky but not about the war in Donbas

    Russian Presidential Speaker Dmitry Peskov welcomed the initiative of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to meet with Putin, reported the Russian agency Interfax.

    Peskov said the wish to speak should be "only welcomed." He also said that deputy head of the Russian Presidential administration, Dmitry Kozak, is in constant contact with the Office of the Ukrainian President.

    At the same time, the Kremlin believes that the dialogue between Zelensky and Putin can be only regarding the …

  • Putin and Lukashenko agree to strengthen military cooperation

    Russia and Belarus intend to expand cooperation in the defense field. "There are acute questions that need to be strengthened, including security, including defense in our union state," self-proclaimed Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko said during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

    According to Lukashenko, Moscow and Minsk will draw through their cooperation lines which no one should cross, and will adequately answer to those who do not understand that in this …

  • Putin says he is ready to meet with Zelensky in Moscow

    Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to Ukrainian President’s offer to meet in the Donbas.

    According to Putin, the leadership of Ukraine "has made a lot of steps that destroy Russian-Ukrainian relations."

    "This concerns a number of problems in bilateral relations, it concerns the attitude towards the Russian Orthodox Church and its destruction, the attempt to destroy it. This applies to the Russian language and Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine, and Russian citizens who live in …

  • Putin warns the world against crossing red lines against Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the world against crossing red lines against Russia.

    "Unfriendly actions against Russia do not stop. Some countries have started a custom, on any occasion, and most often without a reason, to pick on Russia. It's has become a sport of some kind! We are acting with the utmost restraint, we can say modestly," Putin said during the annual message to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

    He added that Russia wants to have good relations with …

  • Putin calls Erdogan ahead of Zelensky’s visit to Turkey

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine by phone, reported Putin’s press service.

    During the telephone conversation, Putin outlined to Erdogan "Russian approaches to resolving the internal Ukrainian crisis." The Russian side stressed that it considers the Minsk "Complex of Measures", which was adopted in 2015, as an alternative basis for resolving the conflict.

    Putin in his usual manner accused Ukraine  of evading …

  • Kremlin postpones indefinitely return of Russian ambassador to U.S.

    The return to the United States of Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, who was recalled on March 21 after a series of harsh statements by President Joe Biden, is postponed indefinitely.

    “Antonov will not return to Washington in the near future,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told RIA Novosti.

    The decision will be made "depending on what steps will be taken by Washington on the bilateral track," he explained.

    "We expect that they will still be able to demonstrate a desire for …

  • Putin calls Lukashenko to discuss ‘threats coming from the West’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called Alexander Lukashenko and discussed with him "external threats from the Western direction,"reported the Telegram channel "Pool of The First" close to Lukashenko's press service.

    It is noted that the presidents spoke for about half an hour and decided that "it is in the interests of both countries to develop integration processes and strengthen multifaceted cooperation."

    "One of the main themes: epidemiology. Focus on vaccination and vaccine production. …

  • Another President calls Putin ‘a killer’

    Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda also believes that Russian leader Vladimir Putin can be called "a killer", reported the news agency Delfi.

    When asked by a reporter if he, like his American counterpart Joe Biden, believes that Putin is "a killer," he replied: "Unfortunately, yes."

    According to the President of Lithuania, Russia clearly does not respect the territorial integrity of neighboring states, such as Ukraine.

    "I see many signs of blatant disregard for the values of the civilized …