Putin's Syria plan: Russia is looking to challenge United States

Putin's Syria plan: Russia is looking to challenge United States. Secretary of State John Kerry told his Russian counterpart on Saturday the United States was deeply concerned about reports that Moscow was moving toward a major military build-up in Syria widely seen as aimed at bolstering Preside...
2015-09-06 05:06:13 +0000

Putin wants dialogue based on equality and respect

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for dialogue based on equal treatment and mutual respect with the United States on Saturday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. Independence Day. Putin said U.S.-Russian relations remained important for solving global crise...
2015-07-04 10:57:34 +0000

Putin's confrontation with West is 'artificial': dissident Khodorksovsky

Russian President Vladimir Putin's confrontation with the West is "artificial" and aimed at protecting Russia's ruling elite and distracting attention from a corrupt system, a former Russian oil tycoon said on Wednesday. "The current confrontation with the West is absolutely artificial," Mikha...
2015-06-18 01:46:08 +0000

Want to know Vladimir Putin’s secrets?

Want to know Vladimir Putin’s secrets? They’re all right on his face. “I looked into Mr. Putin’s eyes,” Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) joked after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, “and I saw three things: a ‘K’ and a ‘G’ and a ‘B.’” McCain was referring to Putin’s earlier career as a ...
2015-06-10 19:07:10 +0000

Putin: Deliveries of S-300 missiles to Iran are a deterrent factor in the Middle East

Moscow - President Putin's question and answer session has been running for 90 minutes and is expected to run for at least another two hours, it has largely centered on domestic issues and the state of the Russian economy with Putin occasionally touching on foreign policy. Russian President Vl...
2015-04-16 12:19:54 +0000

Putin: The Russian economy will have recovered in about two years

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2016-01-19 01:55:30 +0000

Putin on Crimea: 'I was ready for nuclear alert'

Speaking on the documentary - called The Path To The Motherland - Mr Putin said: "We never thought about severing Crimea from Ukraine until the moment that these events began, the government overthrow". On putting Russia's nuclear weapons into a state of combat readiness, Mr Putin said: "We we...
2015-03-15 20:57:18 +0000

Putin reveals secret Crimea plot

Vladimir Putin has admitted for the first time that the plan to annex Crimea was ordered weeks before the referendum on self-determination. Crimea was formally absorbed into Russia on 18 March, to international condemnation, after unidentified gunmen took over the peninsula. Mr Putin said o...
2015-03-09 16:03:37 +0000

MH17: Putin 'created conditions' | Separatists 'shot down'

US intelligence officials accused Moscow of "creating the conditions" that resulted in the death of 298 people aboard the Malaysian Airlines jet shot down last week over a part of Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists. But in a partial declassification of US intelligence on Tuesday, ...
2014-07-23 07:22:20 +0000

Putin’s Economic Model Showing Strain

Russia warned Ukraine today that it faces “grave” economic consequences, including potential new restrictions on trade, after President Petro Poroshenko signed a free-trade agreement with the European Union. Such retaliation would certainly harm Ukraine, which sends about one-fourth of its exp...
2014-06-27 18:50:56 +0000

Ukrainian president: Separatists are under Putin's control

The prospect of further western sanctions against Russia over Ukraine has grown after the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, accused Moscow of doing nothing to end the "disastrous war" in the east of his country. In an interview with the Guardian and four other European newspapers on Frida...
2014-06-27 17:15:43 +0000

Poroshenko hopes to win Putin's backing for peace plan

Ukraine's president has announced plans for a unilateral ceasefire as part of a plan to end fighting in the east of the country. The announcement came not long after Petro Poroshenko spoke by telephone to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, raising hopes that the latest attempt to solve the ...
2014-06-19 05:42:18 +0000

Ukrainian diplomat abuses Putin

Ukraine's foreign minister has become embroiled in an unusual diplomatic row after he was caught on camera making abusive remarks about Vladimir Putin outside the Russian embassy in Kiev on Saturday evening. As the conflict in eastern Ukraine has deepened in recent months, the chant of "Putin ...
2014-06-15 18:05:57 +0000

Putin wants to get Stalingrad name back

For more than 300 years, the Russian city of Volgograd was known as Tsaritsyn. It was dubbed Stalingrad in honour of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin for a mere 26 years, but then his successor Nikita Khrushchev dropped that name as part of his campaign to dismantle the personality cult of the former ...
2014-06-09 09:04:41 +0000

Putin orders more security on border as Poroshenko sworn in

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered increased security along the border with Ukraine. The move follows the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's swearing in, where he called for dialogue with Moscow. Putin gave the order on Saturday to prevent illegal border crossings, the Interfax n...
2014-06-07 23:19:55 +0000

D-Day 70th anniversary: Obama and Putin chat about 10 minutes

BENOUVILLE, France — A White House official confirmed that an "informal" meeting took place between Putin and Obama on Friday, saying it had lasted 10-15 minutes. The meeting, which took place as the pair waited to head to a D-Day 70th anniversary celebration lunch with other world leaders, was...
2014-06-06 19:45:24 +0000

Putin will "respect the choice of the Ukrainian people"

Speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday, President Putin said Russia wants peace and order to be restored to Ukraine and that Moscow will "respect the choice of the Ukrainian people," in Sunday's presidential election. Twenty-one candidates will compete to become Uk...
2014-05-23 17:57:01 +0000

Prince Charles compared Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler

Prince Charles's aides can hardly have expected camera crews camped outside Clarence House when they waved him off to Canada on the latest of his official overseas tours. But as their boss's unguarded remarks to a Jewish museum volunteer in Halifax, Nova Scotia - in which he allegedly compared...
2014-05-22 05:53:52 +0000

Victory Day: Putin visits annexed Ukraine's Crimea

<h3>President Vladimir Putin has led parades in Moscow's Red Square - to mark the ex-Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany - and then in Crimea. NATO says Putin's visit to the annexed Ukrainian peninsula was "inappropriate."</h3>Russia's military marked the 1945 Soviet victory over Nazi Germany o...
2014-05-09 16:59:14 +0000

Separatists ignore Putin's call, to postpone the vote

A referendum on autonomy in east Ukraine is to go ahead despite a call from the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, to delay the vote. The co-ordinating committee of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic announced after a meeting on Thursday that it would hold the vote on Sunday as planne...
2014-05-08 16:39:00 +0000

Kerry warns 'Putin's Russia': 'Nato territory is inviolable'

Speaking at an event about US-Europe ties at the Atlantic Council think-tank, the US secretary of state warned that "Nato territory is inviolable", adding: "We will defend every single piece of it." Russia was seeking to "change the security landscape of eastern Europe", John Kerry said on Tue...
2014-04-30 07:03:26 +0000

US sanctions on Putin's inner circle: Seven officials and 17 companies

The US has imposed sanctions on seven Russian individuals and 17 companies it says are linked to President Vladimir Putin's "inner circle". The White House said the move was a response to "Russia's continued illegal intervention in Ukraine". Those targeted include Igor Sechin, head of oil g...
2014-04-28 17:23:55 +0000

Russia's Putin Calls the Internet a 'CIA Project'

President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia's interests online. The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, which opposition activists — barred from national television — have used to promote their ideas and organ...
2014-04-24 16:36:47 +0000

Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine

<h3>Breaking News:</h3>MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine. Putin said in a televised call-in session Thursday that he hopes that the Ukrainian crisis could be solved by political and diplomatic means. He denied the claims by Uk...
2014-04-17 10:25:35 +0000

Putin, declared the Ukrainian moves "anti-constitutional acts"

Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, declared the Ukrainian moves "anti-constitutional acts" and in a phone call to the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, demanded that the UN condemn them. But the US voiced strong support for the Ukrainian operation, arguing that the government in Kie...
2014-04-15 23:57:36 +0000