Tag - Vladimir Putin

Putin critic was set to be freed in prisoner swap before he died: Aide


Moscow: Weeks before the death of Alexei Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic, he was set to be freed from prison in exchange for a Russian agent imprisoned in Germany. However, Putin was unwilling to let him go free and ordered Navalny's killing, said one of Navalny's close associates. “Navalny was supposed to...

Russia to face fresh sanctions over Kremlin critic Navalny’s death


New York: The US is set to announce a major package of sanctions against Russia over the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the two-year Ukraine war, President Joe Biden said this week. Biden, speaking to reporters as he departed on a trip to California, did not give details. The latest sanctions on Russia...

Putin says Russia has no interest in wider war


New York: Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with American journalist Tucker Carlson that Russia will fight for its interests “to the end” but has no interest in expanding its war in Ukraine to other countries such as Poland and Latvia. Putin said Western leaders had come to realize it was impossible to...

‘PM Modi looks forward to visiting Russia next year’: Jaishankar to Putin


New Delhi: While visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar assured the Kremlin leader that PM Modi looks forward to visiting Russia on a “mutually convenient” date next year. Putin, on his part, has extended an invitation to PM Modi to visit the country after the latter skipped their...

Putin critic ‘doing well’, located in Siberia prison


Moscow: Alexei Navalny is “doing well,” his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said, adding that the Russian opposition figure had been located in a penal colony in Russia’s far north, in the Yamalo-Nenets region of western Siberia. The Kremlin critic has been missing for weeks, with many fearing for his life. “We have found Alexey Navalny. He is...

Russia says West aggressive: ‘But we stick to our nuclear doctrine’


Moscow: The Kremlin said that the West had demonstrated its aggression towards Russia but said that when it came to nuclear weapons, Moscow had its nuclear doctrine and that this had not been changed. Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said that the "destructive" policies of the United States and its allies were increasing the...

Kremlin rejects claims on Putin’s health as ‘amusing, absurd’


Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin does not use body doubles, as reported in some Western media, nor is he seriously ill, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said this week. "No. There are no body doubles… This belongs to the category of absurd information hogwash, which is discussed with enviable persistence by a number of media outlets,"...

Russia says it is revoking ratification of NTBT


Moscow: Russia is revoking ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty because of the irresponsible attitude of the United States to global security, the speaker of the lower house of the Russian parliament said this week. President Vladimir Putin, who earlier this month suggested that Russia revoke ratification of the 1996 treaty because the United...

China to hold third Belt and Road Forum on October 17, 18


Beijing: China will host the third Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on October 17 and 18, the Chinese foreign ministry said. The conference marks the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) championed by President Xi Jinping, with representatives from many developing countries, notably from Latin America and Africa, expected to attend. Russia's...