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# Vladimir Putin

8th December 2023
Putin will seek another presidential term in Russia
Putin is already the longest-serving Kremlin leader since Josef Stalin.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 9th December 2023
Russia bans 'international LGBT movement' for 'extremism'
Human Rights Watch said the decision was “jeopardising all forms of LGBTQ rights activism” while the UN deplored the move.
Last month
November 2023
Putin approves new restrictions on media coverage ahead of presidential elections
The changes come ahead of the election due to be held next March.
This year
US aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea in show of strength against North Korea
It is the first arrival of a US aircraft carrier in South Korea in six months.
Putin in Kyrgyzstan for first trip abroad since International Criminal Court arrest warrant
Putin is wanted by the court over the deportation of Ukrainian children.
Putin accepts invitation to visit China in October
Putin said that the two countries are “integrating” their ideas of creating a large Eurasian space.
Criminal cases against Trump show ‘rottenness’ of US political system, Putin says
During his four years in the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly touted having good relations with Vladimir Putin.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un en route to Russia in armoured train to meet Vladimir Putin
Experts suggest Putin is seeking artillery shells and antitank missiles from North Korea for Moscow’s war on Ukraine.
Ukraine president says Vladimir Putin killed Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin
Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner mercenary group, died with nine other people when a plane flying from Moscow to Saint Petersburg crashed on 23 August.
White House warns North Korea would 'pay a price' if it supplies Russia with weapons
The Kremlin has said it is unable to confirm whether Kim Jong Un will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issue.
Wagner chief Prigozhin buried in private funeral in St Petersburg, spokesperson says
The Kremlin earlier said that Russian president Vladimir Putin was not planning to attend the funeral of the mercenary chief.
'Absolute lie': Kremlin repeatedly denies Prigozhin killed on its orders
A preliminary US intelligence assessment concluded that the plane was downed by an intentional explosion.
‘A murderer who won’t be missed’: Was the death of the Wagner leader inevitable?
US president Joe Biden had warned Yevgeny Prigozhin to be ‘careful’ of poisoning after his Wagner group staged a mutiny in Russia.
Russian court sentences Putin critic Alexei Navalny to 19 years in prison on extremism charges
Navalny, 47, is President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest foe and has exposed official corruption and organised major anti-Kremlin protests.
Putin says Wagner group ‘doesn’t exist’, as Ukraine airforce downs 16 Iranian-made drones
The Russian president said Wagner had rejected an offer to keep its troops in Ukraine.
Wagner group commanders pledged loyalty at meeting with Putin following short-lived mutiny
The three-hour meeting took place on 29 June, just days after the Wagner Group entered Russia.
Putin tells troops in Kremlin they 'de facto stopped civil war' by Wagner mercenaries
A minute’s silence was held for pilots killed during Saturday’s insurrection.
US congressional leaders briefed on Wagner forces days before rebellion started
Intelligence briefings took place before attacks which Yevgheny Prigozhin claims sparked march on Moscow.
Wagner chief halts march 200km from Moscow to avoid ‘shedding Russian blood’
The group’s leader said he accepted a deal brokered by the president of Belarus.
Explainer: What is the Wagner mercenary group and why is it rebelling against Russia?
For months, Wagner’s founder has been locked in a power struggle with the military top brass, blaming them for his troops’ deaths in eastern Ukraine.
Russian court orders trial of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny be held behind closed doors
Navalny is currently serving a nine-year prison sentence on embezzlement charges that his supporters see as punishment for his political work.
Tom Clonan: Ukraine must now use the summer to mount its counter-offensive and push Putin back
Independent senator and defence analyst Tom Clonan examines what will happen as Ukraine launches its counter-offensive.
Putin accused of visiting sites of Russian 'war crimes' in Ukraine
He is said to have met with military commanders in regions annexed by Russia.
Putin says Russia will station tactical nuclear weapons in neighbouring Belarus
Putin said the move is not ‘unusual’ and that ‘the United States has been doing this for decades’.
Putin and Xi hail 'new era' of ties in united front against West on second day of visit
The Chinese president invited his Russian counterpart to visit China this year.
Putin tells Xi Jinping Russia is ready to discuss China's plan to end Ukraine war during talks
The Chinese president’s three-day trip serves as a show of support for Putin after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest.
Russian attacks on Ukraine continue in wake of Putin arrest warrant
The ICC said it was issuing the warrant for Putin’s arrest over the alleged abduction and deportation of thousands of Ukrainian children.
Kyiv denies Putin claim that Ukrainian soldiers entered Russia
A Ukrainian official denied the allegation saying: ‘Russia wants to scare its people to justify the attack on another country’.
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: 'Contemporary Russia is not the USSR - it is arguably a greater threat'
DCU Professor of Politics Donnacha Ó Beacháin takes a look at Putin’s state of the nation address.
Putin planning to put Sarmat nuclear missile 'on combat duty' after suspending arms treaty
Sarmat is among Russia’s next-generation missiles that Putin has described as “invincible”.
Biden slams Russia over suspension of nuclear treaty, while Putin tightens ties with China
Wang Yi’s visit comes after Washington and NATO voiced concern that China could be preparing to supply Russia with weapons.
Putin speech: Russia pulling back from nuclear treaty with US
Delivering a state-of-the-nation address, Putin accused the West of being “completely” responsible for the conflict in Ukraine.
'Kyiv stands strong': Biden addresses crowds in Poland ahead of first anniversary of Ukraine invasion
Biden told crowds in Warsaw that US support for Ukraine ‘will not waver’.
Biden rejects calls to supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets as Russia claims advances
Ukraine has expanded the list of weaponry it needs to be better able to drive Russian forces from occupied territories.
Ukraine has expanded the list of weaponry it needs to be better able to drive Russian forces from occupied territories.
But US president Joe Biden has appeared to draw the line on supplying American fighter jets to Ukraine.
It comes as a Kremlin-appointed Donetsk leader claimed Russian forces were advancing near a strategically valuable town.
Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
Johnson says Putin threatened him with missile strike during phonecall before Ukraine invasion
The Kremlin has disputed the claim, saying there was “no threats with missiles” during the conversation.
Ex-FBI agent charged over ties to Russian oligarch
Charles McGonigal is accused of investigating a rival oligarch in return for secret payments from an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russia says it controls battered Ukraine town of Soledar
The Kremlin has made capturing industrial Donetsk region, where the small town is located, its primary objective.
Russia will step up exploding drone attacks on Ukraine, Zelenskyy says
The Institute for the Study of War said Vladimir Putin is looking to strengthen support for his strategy among key voices in Russia.
Last year
Russia has shown no 'meaningful' interest in ending Ukraine war, US says
Putin earlier today told reporters that he hoped the conflict ends “and the sooner, the better.”
Former Russian president says country is ramping up production of 'most powerful' weapons
Medvedev, who serves as deputy head of Russia’s Security Council, did not provide details of the weapons.