Category Archives: Putin

Zelensky expects 72 Ukrainian hostages to be freed from Russia-occupied Donbas

04:20, 10 December 2019 The Ukrainian president wants this to happen by the year’s end. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced the Normandy Four leaders in Paris on December 9 backed the idea that there should be an exchange of detainees as a result of which 72 Ukrainian hostages may return home from Russia-occupied Donbas. “The exchange. Honestly, ‘all for

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Putin’s press secretary: Zelensky and Putin shook hands when meeting

This is the first meeting between Zelensky and Putin Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian leader Vladimir Putin shook hands before the Normandy Summit. Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said this, RIA News reported. It is worth noting that this is the first meeting of Zelensky and Putin. As we reported, the peace negotiations, known as the Normandy format, started

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Thousands gather on Maidan for ‘Red Lines for Zelensky’ rally before Normandy talks

By Natalia Datskevych, Kostyantyn Chernichkin. The day before Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and the leaders of France, Germany and Russia will meet to negotiate peace under the Normandy Four format, several thousand people attended a rally at central Independence Square, or Maidan, to demand adherence to what they call “Red Lines” for the Dec. 9 summit. The rally was organized by a wide swath

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Lavrov says West should abandon “imperial policy,” lift sanctions against Russia

15:20, 27 November 2019 Russian official claims “Donetsk and Luhansk [Russian-occupied areas in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions] are in conflict with Kyiv” in eastern Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he is sure that Western countries should abandon the “imperial policy” and lift the sanctions against Russia. The minister said this when addressing students and faculty of the

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Kyiv and Moscow agreed on scenario of all-for-all exchange, – source

18:53, 27 November 2019 Exchange of 250 people for 100 is being discussed. Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia on a large-scale “all-for-all” exchange are in the final stages. RBC reported it, citing the sources. “The important issue now is the exchange of all established persons for all established persons between Kyiv and Donbas. The lists have already been agreed and approved,” the source said.

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Don’t trust Russia, Sentsov warns Europe ahead of Normandy summit

Freed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov warned Europeans against attempts to thaw ties with Russia as he belatedly received his 2018 Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament’s annual human rights award, on Tuesday (26 November). Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in prison for “plotting terrorist acts” against the Russian “de facto” rule in Crimea. Amnesty International has described the court process

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Ukrainian journalist in Russian-occupied Crimea fined for negative Facebook post about Putin

A Russian-controlled Crimean court has found Ukrainian blogger Yevhen Haivoronsky (Evgeny Gaivoronskyi) guilty of ‘petty hooliganism’ over a Facebook post on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s birthday (7 October).  On 25 November, ‘judge’ Boris Viktorovich from the de facto Yalta City Court fined Haivoronsky 30 thousand roubles, claiming that he had used a swearword that cannot be printed.  The post, in

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Putin Stresses ‘Responsibility’ At Ruling Party Congress

November 23, 2019 13:07 GMT Russian President Vladimir (the KGB office boy) Putin told a congress of the ruling United Russia on November 23 that the party has prospered by prioritizing “citizens’ interests [and] the interests of our Motherland” and urged his allies not to fear “difficult decisions that don’t yield situational popularity and extra points at elections.” The congress

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US State Department representative reminds Lavrov: US-Russian relations depend on implementation of Minsk agreements

19:40, 24 November 2019 Sullivan, who claims to be the US ambassador to the Russian Federation, also drew attention to the need for Russian Federation to abandon efforts to intervene in the American elections. US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan reminded Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that improvement of  relations between Washington and Moscow depends on how Russia implements the Minsk

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RT disinformation outlet: Ukraine claims Russia returned seized ships ‘ruined & without TOILETS’

Reader warning:  Russia Today (RT) is a Kremlin-funded propaganda outlet that produces only Kremlin-approved information that is usually the opposite of reality. 21 Nov, 2019 14:03 Kiev (Kyiv) is claiming that Russia removed even mundane things such as lamps and toilet bowls (which have become rare commodities in Russia) from the ships they returned after last year’s naval clash (attack), but

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Putin seeks to put Donbas on Ukraine’s neck like a collar – Sentsov

21:20, 16 November 2019 The film director believes that there can be no successful reintegration of Donbas while Putin is in power in Russia. Former Russian political prisoner, Ukrainian film director and activist Oleh Sentsov believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin does not want to give the occupied Donbas back to Ukraine, but rather turn it into Ukraine’s collar. In

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Russia’s Putin sees risks of gas transit interruption to Europe via Ukraine

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday there were risks that Russian gas transit via Ukraine to Europe could be interrupted. The current gas transit deal between Russia and Ukraine is expiring at the end of this year and Moscow has said it could consider clinching a short-term deal with Kiev, as it needs time to finish

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Putin Looks To Summit For Leg Up In Race For Influence In Africa

October 21, 2019 10:15 GMT Russian President Vladimir (Shorty the Shirtless) Putin will host a summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi this week as he looks to gain an edge in the race against other world powers to increase influence in Africa. The Russia-Africa Summit on October 23-24 will include 47 African leaders at a time when rivals such as the United

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Putin accuses Zelensky of non-provision of disengagement of forces in Donbas

15:44, 11 October 2019700 The Russian president stated that the representatives of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) twice or thrice delivered the signals that they are ready President of Russia Vladimir Putin believes that Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky is not able to provide the disengagement of forces in Donbas; however, Kyiv should express the political

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Trump and Zelensky did not congratulate Putin on his 67th birthday

According to the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, messages may arrive with a delay, or may not arrive at all President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the United States Donald Trump did not send congratulations to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of his 67th anniversary. The press secretary of the President of

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