President Vladimir Putin

EXPLAINER: How a G-7 ban on Russian gold would work

Some experts say since only a few countries are implementing the gold ban, the move is largely symbolic, while others say the ban will target its ability to interact with the global financial system.

published on : 28th June 2022

G-7 to ban Russian gold in response to Ukraine war, says Biden

Senior Biden administration officials said gold is Moscow's second-largest export after energy. Banning imports would make it more difficult for Russia to participate in global markets, they said.

published on : 26th June 2022

Putin gets what he didn't want: Ukraine army closer to West

The goal, Austin said, is not just to support Ukrainian defenses but to help them prevail against a larger invading force.

published on : 26th April 2022

NATO deputy: Putin can't win his ''unprovoked, illogical'' war

Mircea Geoana said that NATO would be “forced to take appropriate measures” in the event of a chemical or nuclear attack.

published on : 26th March 2022

Putin going to G20 'a step too far': Australia PM

Putin has already been invited to the G20 heads of state summit in November by this year's host Jakarta, and he intends to be there, Russia's ambassador to Indonesia said this week.

published on : 24th March 2022

Ukraine rejects Russian demand for surrender in Mariupol

The encircled southern city of Mariupol on the Sea of Azov has seen some of the worst horrors of the war, under Russian pounding for more than three weeks.

published on : 21st March 2022

Denied swift victory, Russian military maintains strong hand

Russia has lost hundreds of tanks, many left charred or abandoned along the roads, and its death toll is on a pace to outstrip that of the country's previous military campaigns in recent years.

published on : 19th March 2022

Pro-Putin Anna Netrebko out of Met Opera as impact of Ukraine war felt in Arts and Culture world

Soprano Anna Netrebko on Thursday withdrew from her future engagements at the Metropolitan Opera rather than repudiate her support for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

published on : 4th March 2022

Cultural backlash intensifies against Russia over invasion

The announcements by Europe's two premier film festivals came on the heels of other high-profile protests in the arts, including Hollywood's decision to pull films scheduled for release in Russia.

published on : 2nd March 2022

40-mile Russian convoy threatens Kyiv; shelling intensifies

"I believe Russia is trying to put pressure on Ukraine with this simple method," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said late Monday in a video address.

published on : 1st March 2022

Putin mulls independence of separatist Ukraine regions

Putin's statement follows televised statements by separatist leaders who pleaded with Putin to recognise them as independent states and sign friendship treaties envisaging military aid to protect them

published on : 21st February 2022

EXPLAINER: Ukraine not joining NATO so why does Putin worry?

Why is Moscow making an issue of Ukraine's relationship with NATO now? The answer is complicated.

published on : 5th February 2022

Putin to mull options if West refuses guarantees on Ukraine

Earlier this month, Russia submitted draft security documents demanding that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other former Soviet countries. and roll back military deployments.

published on : 26th December 2021

China's Xi, Russia's Putin to hold virtual summit on Wednesday

The summit will discuss bilateral relations and international issues, amid tensions between Moscow and the West over the massing of tens of thousands of Russian troops near its border with Ukraine.

published on : 13th December 2021

Putin says he drove taxi to make ends meet after Soviet fall

In the new film, Russian President Putin describes the collapse of the Soviet Union as a ‘tragedy’ for most citizens.

published on : 13th December 2021

Israeli PM Netanyahu to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow ahead of Iran deal deadline

The Wednesday meeting will discuss "regional developments", Netanyahu's office said, and follows the Israeli leader's unveiling of "proof" of Iran's alleged past military nuclear ambitions.

published on : 6th May 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin says will not change the constitution to cling to power

Putin has always prided himself on respecting the constitution, which bars him from serving more than two presidential terms in a row.

published on : 10th March 2018

Germany, France urge Russia to pressure Syria for 'immediate' ceasefire

The statement said Merkel, Macron and Putin had all welcomed the UN resolution on a ceasefire for at least 30 days "particularly to allow humanitarian aid into and evacuations out of the war zone".

published on : 26th February 2018

Putin, Macron, Merkel agree to speed up 'information exchange' over Syria

The leaders of Russia, France and Germany agreed Sunday to speed up their "exchange of information" over Syria.

published on : 25th February 2018

Kremlin says claims Putin ordered Russian doping programme 'slander'

Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov had earlier alleged that President Vladimir Putin ordered a state-sponsored doping programme.

published on : 30th January 2018
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