Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin enacts law requiring approval for Russian lawmakers' foreign travel due to security concerns

    On Saturday, July 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a new federal bill requiring lawmakers from the State Duma and members of the Federation Council to obtain approval from the parliamentary leadership for any travel abroad.

    Previously, Russian lawmakers only needed to notify authorities of their travel plans, explains Interfax. The new legislation shifts this from a notification system to one requiring approval. The process and timelines for obtaining such approvals are now …

  • Ukraine Defense Intelligence reports multiple failed assassination attempts on Putin

    The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is aware of multiple assassination attempts on Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, said the Head of Ukrainian military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, in an interview with NV. According to Budanov, all attempts to kill Putin have, so far, been unsuccessful.

    Budanov also noted that Putin has long ceased to be a compromised figure within his own circle. As an example, Budanov recalled stories from his grandmother, who witnessed …

  • Putin pledges to withdraw Indian mercenaries from Ukraine after Modi's appeal

    Putin has pledged to the Indian Prime Minister to bring back all Indian nationals sent by Russia to fight against Ukraine.

    Indian citizens who signed contracts with the Russian Ministry of Defence and are participating in the conflict in Ukraine will be freed and allowed to return home, reported the Indian news channel NDTV.

    It is noted that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Moscow on a two-day official visit, raised this issue in a conversation with Putin, who then made the …

  • Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán’s controversial diplomatic tour: meetings with Zelensky, Putin, and Xi stir EU debate

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who has been on a so-called "peacekeeping mission" since early July with visits to Kyiv, Moscow, and Beijing, has written a confidential letter to EU leadership. In the letter, he detailed his meetings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin and explained the Kremlin's stance on the Russia-Ukraine war, reports Radio Liberty, citing the document obtained from a European official who wished to remain anonymous.

    Dated …

  • Kyiv insists on Russian troop withdrawal as precondition for peace talks

    Officials in Kyiv state that negotiations can only commence once Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine. Any mediating country must clearly understand who the victim is and who the aggressor is in this major conflict.

    The Office of the President of Ukraine has indicated that peace proposals could be relayed to the Kremlin through intermediaries, said Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the Presidential Office, during a national news broadcast broadcast.

    The adviser underscored that the …

  • Kremlin's ultimatum: the real agenda behind Putin's push for peace talks in Ukraine

    After the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit held in Astana on July 3-4, Putin declared that Russian troops would not cease fire in Ukraine until the start of the negotiation process.

    "We need to ensure that the opposing side agrees to take steps that would be irreversible and acceptable to the Russian Federation. A ceasefire without reaching this agreement is impossible," he stressed.

    Putin further mentioned that he does not want to negotiate through intermediaries:

    "We have …

  • Putin signals possible changes to Russia’s nuclear doctrine

    Russia may reconsider its nuclear doctrine in light of the West lowering the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons, said Russian president Vladimir Putin made this announcement at a press conference in Hanoi on Thursday, June 20.

    "We are currently contemplating what and how could be changed in this nuclear doctrine and strategy. This is related to the fact that new elements are appearing (in any case, we know that a potential adversary is working on this), connected with the lowering of the …

  • Russian delegation ejected from meeting room ahead of Putin-Kim talks

    A delegation of Russian ministers, who arrived in Pyongyang with president Putin, was asked to leave the negotiation room at the request of a North Korean official. The official was reportedly upset because the Russian president's entourage entered the room before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, reports The Moscow Times.

    The event was broadcasted live by North Korean media, covering Putin's visit.

    Those forced to leave the room adorned with Russian and North Korean flags included Russian …

  • Putin’s unprecedented security: for the first time, fighter jets escort presidential aircraft on domestic trip

    For the first time, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s aircraft was escorted by fighter jets on domestic trips. Today, on July 18, Putin flew to Yakutia, marking his first visit there in the past decade. During his domestic trip, the aircraft was accompanied by combat jets, reports the Russian opposition news outlet Agentsvo.

    Residents of Yakutia captured the flight of the presidential aircraft on video. According to these recordings, the plane carrying Putin was escorted by at least one …

  • Putin to visit North Korea for the first time in over two decades

    Russian president Vladimir Putin will visit North Korea on June 18-19 at the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to the Kremlin’s press service.

    This will be Putin's first visit to North Korea since his first presidential term in 2000, when Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, was still in power.

    Ahead of the trip, the Kremlin leader published an article on the Kremlin website, lauding North Korea for its "firm support" of Russia in its war against Ukraine and expressing …