Vladimir Putin calls for closer ties with North Korea ‘on all fronts’: Kremlin

AFP | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday on the 75 anniversary of the country’s founding and called for stronger ties “on all fronts”. Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un(AP File) “I am convinced that thanks to … Read more

Vladimir Putin Not Planning To Make Video Address At G20 Summit: Russia

Vladimir Putin made an address by video-link at August’s BRICS meeting in Johannesburg (File) Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin is not planning to make a video address at the upcoming G20 summit in New Delhi this weekend, the Kremlin said Thursday. The meeting comes amid fraught relations between Moscow and the West over the conflict … Read more

Ukraine: The Latest – Why Vladimir Putin may find a friend in Kim Jong-Un

Asia Correspondent Nicola Smith talks about the leaked plans that suggested Kim Jong-Un plans to visit Russia. So far, we know what was leaked by intelligence agencies, we presume, to to the New York Times. Yesterday, they’ve cited U. S. and allied officials who had who have said that Kim Jong Un is expected to … Read more

Vladimir Putin ‘faces coup threat’ with decision to meet Kim Jong Un

Vladimir Putin is taking a massive gamble with his decision to depart Moscow for a meeting with Kim Jong Un, according to a foreign affairs expert. The Russian president is reportedly preparing to meet his North Korean counterpart for talks about weaponry. Such talks would follow the assumption that the two countries are in dialogue … Read more

Vladimir Putin is getting so desperate, he’s ‘scrambling for help’ from Kim Jong Un, retired US general says

Potential arms negotiations between Russia and North Korea show just how desperate for help Russian President Vladimir Putin is, said retired US Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling. The New York Times reported on Monday that Kim is planning to travel to Russia later this month to discuss supplying weapons to Russia. The Times report, which cited … Read more

Vladimir Putin as you’ve never seen him before as unrecognisable snaps unearthed

Vladimir Putin has in one way or another served the Russian state for decades. He has held either of the country’s top jobs — Prime Minister and President — for the last 23 years with little opposition to his rule. Things may change in the next year as Russia heads towards its 2024 presidential elections … Read more

Vladimir Putin’s block on grain exports risks hitting British shoppers

Supermarket bosses have warned Vladimir Putin’s restriction on grain exports from Ukraine could impact efforts to reduce food price inflation in the UK. The significant surge in food prices looks to be easing due to lessening supply limitations caused by the pandemic and Russia‘s invasion of Ukraine in February 2020. Food costs increased by 11.5 … Read more

Vladimir Putin ‘terrified of Wagner response’ if he admits to Prigozhin’s death

“Godfather” Vladimir Putin is “terrified of what the Wagner Group might do” if he ever admitted to ordering the death of Yevgeny Prigozhin, an expert has warned. The leader mercenary group, who led a failed mutiny against Putin just two months ago, is believed to have been one of 10 people to have died in … Read more

Russian President Vladimir Putin to skip G20 summit in Delhi

Russian President Vladimir Putin will skip the G20 summit in Delhi, the Kremlin has confirmed. Putin attended the recently concluded BRICS summit in South Africa by video link. He was represented by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. India is hosting the current edition of the G20 Summit and the main event will be held in … Read more

Vladimir Putin has no plan to attend G20 summit in New Delhi in person: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin does not plan to attend the upcoming G20 summit in India in person, said the Kremlin on Friday, reported Reuters news agency. Putin risks arrest when travelling abroad after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant against him accusing the Russian President of war crimes in Ukraine. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry … Read more

Russian President Vladimir Putin Won’t Visit India For G20 Summit: Kremlin

New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the G20 Summit in New Delhi next month in person, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told the Russian media on Friday. The G20 Summit will be held under India’s Presidency on September 9-10. According to Peskov, the Russian President’s “focus now is an ongoing special military operation … Read more

Vladimir Putin sends condolences to Wagner chief’s family after plane crash

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his condolences to the family of Yevgeny Prigozhin on Thursday, breaking his silence after the mercenary leader’s plane crashed with no survivors two months after he led a mutiny against army chiefs. Two U.S. officials told Reuters that Washington believed a surface-to-air missile originating from inside Russia likely shot down … Read more