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#Vladimir Putin

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 26 February, 2022

Biden unveils 'severe' economic sanctions to make Putin a 'pariah on international stage'
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Biden unveils 'severe' economic sanctions to make Putin a 'pariah on international stage'

Feb 26th 2022, 8:15 AM 35,566 Views 41 Comments

The US President conceded there was a lack of Western unity for enacting an even tougher measure.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 25 February, 2022

Hungary offers to host peace talks between Russia and Ukraine
# Vladimir Putin
# Vladimir Putin

Hungary offers to host peace talks between Russia and Ukraine

Updated Feb 25th 2022, 10:27 PM 98,718 Views 90 Comments

The Russian president released another extraordinary video statement today.

As it happened: Further sanctions from EU as Russian troops advance on Kyiv
Live Feb 25th 2022, 12:00 PM

As it happened: Further sanctions from EU as Russian troops advance on Kyiv

  • Explosions in Kyiv before dawn as Western leaders scheduled emergency meeting.
  • At least 137 Ukrainians killed during first 24 hours of Russian attack.
  • A spokesperson for Putin has said the Krelim is ready to send a delegation for talks with Ukraine.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 21 February, 2022

What does Russia's recognition of two eastern Ukrainian territories mean?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What does Russia's recognition of two eastern Ukrainian territories mean?

Feb 21st 2022, 10:29 PM 38,661 Views 22 Comments

Vladimir Putin this evening recognised the independence of the two regions.

# vladimir-putin - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks

Updated Feb 20th 2022, 6:15 PM 75,203 Views 126 Comments
  • Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky
  • Minister Simon Coveney said that the prospect of war in Ukraine is now the expectation
  • Joint Russian and Belarusian military drills are continuing today amid increased tension with Ukraine

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Johnson fears Russian ‘false flag’ action to discredit Ukraine ahead of invasion
# False Flag
# False Flag

Johnson fears Russian ‘false flag’ action to discredit Ukraine ahead of invasion

Feb 17th 2022, 3:10 PM 11,006 Views 22 Comments

Boris Johnson said he feared more violence following the shelling of a nursery school in clashes between Ukraine and Moscow-backed separatists.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Biden says Russian attack on Ukraine 'remains very much a possibility'
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

Biden says Russian attack on Ukraine 'remains very much a possibility'

Updated Feb 15th 2022, 10:01 PM 67,583 Views 69 Comments
  • Talks between new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Russian President Vladimir Putin took place this afternoon.
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, says that if a 'real withdrawal' follows the Russian statements, it will be the beginning of a real de-escalation.
  • Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said that there should be 'cautious optimism', but there are no signs of de-escalation on the ground.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny stands new trial at penal colony
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny stands new trial at penal colony

Feb 15th 2022, 3:17 PM 11,652 Views 0 Comments

President Vladimir Putin’s long-time foe is charged with fraud and contempt of court.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 14 February, 2022

Russia ready for more talks to end Ukraine standoff
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

Russia ready for more talks to end Ukraine standoff

Updated Feb 14th 2022, 10:41 PM 48,564 Views 59 Comments
  • The US has warned that Moscow could invade Ukraine at any moment.
  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is visiting Kyiv for crisis talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
  • Scholz plans to continue on to Russia to hold talks with Putin.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 4 February, 2022

Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion
# Leaders Meeting
# Leaders Meeting

Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion

Feb 4th 2022, 5:31 PM 16,965 Views 44 Comments

Both countries also agreed on their stance that Taiwan is part of China.

Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics
# Beijing
# Beijing

Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics

Feb 4th 2022, 9:32 AM 13,426 Views 35 Comments

The two leaders met in the Chinese capital today.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Kremlin urges US to 'stop escalating tensions' as NATO flags Russian troop build-up in Belarus
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

Kremlin urges US to 'stop escalating tensions' as NATO flags Russian troop build-up in Belarus

Feb 3rd 2022, 11:57 AM 9,668 Views 32 Comments

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg raised concerns about Russian troop buildup in Belarus.

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Biden to send troops to eastern Europe amid Ukraine diplomacy push
# Russia
# Russia

Biden to send troops to eastern Europe amid Ukraine diplomacy push

Jan 29th 2022, 8:05 AM 19,782 Views 36 Comments

Russian leader Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed on the need for de-escalation.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 28 January, 2022

Ukraine tells West not to 'panic' over Russian troop buildup at border
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine tells West not to 'panic' over Russian troop buildup at border

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 9:05 PM 43,184 Views 49 Comments

Putin and Macron spoke by phone amid deep fears that a Russian troop build-up on the Ukrainian border.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis

Updated Jan 27th 2022, 11:20 AM 18,991 Views 30 Comments

It comes after Russia said the US was failing to address its main security concerns, but left the door open to further talks.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine
# Kremlin
# Kremlin

Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine

Jan 26th 2022, 7:09 AM 33,414 Views 65 Comments
  • The White House has said the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine "remains imminent"
  • US President Joe Biden said such a move would prompt "enormous consequences" and "change the world"
  • Irish people have been advised to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Ukrainian president urges calm, insisting Russian invasion not imminent
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukrainian president urges calm, insisting Russian invasion not imminent

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 3:06 PM 50,970 Views 96 Comments
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation is “under control” and there is “no reason to panic”.
  • Nato said it was bolstering its deterrence in the Baltic Sea region, and the US ordered 8,500 troops to potentially deploy to Europe.
  • The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has also downplayed concerns about planned Russian missile tests off the Irish coast.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 24 January, 2022

Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar

Jan 24th 2022, 2:45 PM 19,196 Views 34 Comments

The US and the UK have confirmed they are withdrawing diplomats from their embassies in Ukraine.

# vladimir-putin - Sunday 23 January, 2022

‘Very significant’ risk of Russia invading Ukraine, UK warns
# Moscow
# Moscow

‘Very significant’ risk of Russia invading Ukraine, UK warns

Updated Jan 23rd 2022, 2:01 PM 25,559 Views 48 Comments

Liz Truss has accused Vladimir Putin of plotting to install a pro-Moscow leader as head of the government in Russia’s neighbouring country.

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine

Updated Jan 22nd 2022, 3:30 PM 13,147 Views 30 Comments

There are fears that Russia will invade Ukraine after Moscow massed tens of thousands of troops at the border.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 21 January, 2022

Top US and Russian diplomats hold talks on Ukraine amid ‘critical moment’
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Top US and Russian diplomats hold talks on Ukraine amid ‘critical moment’

Jan 21st 2022, 2:00 PM 20,436 Views 29 Comments

US secretary of state Antony Blinken and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov met in Geneva.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 9:54 PM 51,359 Views 80 Comments

“Let there be no doubt at all, if Putin makes this choice, Russia will pay a heavy price,” the US president said.

# vladimir-putin - Sunday 9 January, 2022

US warns Russia of risk of 'confrontation,' ahead of Ukraine talks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US warns Russia of risk of 'confrontation,' ahead of Ukraine talks

Updated Jan 9th 2022, 4:20 PM 23,925 Views 41 Comments

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has insisted that talks will yield no progress so long as Russia has a “gun to Ukraine’s head”.

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Ukrainian soldier killed as tensions with Russia soar
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukrainian soldier killed as tensions with Russia soar

Jan 1st 2022, 1:30 PM 39,940 Views 46 Comments

The army said Russian separatists had launched three attacks within 24 hours using grenade launchers and small arms.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Russia labels Pussy Riot members, satirist 'foreign agents'
# Russia
# Russia

Russia labels Pussy Riot members, satirist 'foreign agents'

Dec 30th 2021, 6:30 PM 23,333 Views 19 Comments

The status is reminiscent of the Soviet-era term “enemy of the people” and is meant to apply to people or groups that receive funding from abroad.

Biden and Putin to hold call amid growing tension over Russian troops at Ukraine border
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Biden and Putin to hold call amid growing tension over Russian troops at Ukraine border

Dec 30th 2021, 8:52 AM 7,715 Views 20 Comments

The White House indicated that Biden would make clear to Putin that a diplomatic path remains open.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Biden set to offer Putin 'diplomatic path' to ease Ukraine tensions
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Biden set to offer Putin 'diplomatic path' to ease Ukraine tensions

Dec 29th 2021, 8:25 PM 13,453 Views 22 Comments

A phone call between Biden and Putin is set to take place tomorrow, at the request of the Kremlin.

'An attack on civil society': Court shuts down another human rights group in Russia
# Moscow
# Moscow

'An attack on civil society': Court shuts down another human rights group in Russia

Dec 29th 2021, 12:55 PM 9,746 Views 25 Comments

Russian authorities have in recent months mounted pressure on rights groups, media outlets and journalists, naming dozens as foreign agents.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Russian Supreme Court orders closure of prominent human rights group Memorial
# Russia
# Russia

Russian Supreme Court orders closure of prominent human rights group Memorial

Dec 28th 2021, 2:30 PM 10,662 Views 4 Comments

The group has spent years cataloguing atrocities committed in the Soviet Union.

US-Russia talks on security, Ukraine to be held on 10 January in Geneva
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

US-Russia talks on security, Ukraine to be held on 10 January in Geneva

Dec 28th 2021, 8:48 AM 5,783 Views 15 Comments

It comes after Moscow demanded that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other former Soviet countries.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 27 December, 2021

Vladimir Putin says he will consider options if West fails to give security vow
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Vladimir Putin says he will consider options if West fails to give security vow

Dec 27th 2021, 7:05 AM 22,863 Views 38 Comments

The Russian president has said NATO should not expand to include Ukraine.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Abramovich given apology over defamatory claims Putin ordered him to buy Chelsea
# Resolution
From The42
# Resolution

Abramovich given apology over defamatory claims Putin ordered him to buy Chelsea

Dec 22nd 2021, 8:50 PM 4,658 Views 0 Comments

The Blues owner has accepted a settlement in his defamation case against HarperCollins and Catherine Belton.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Putin warns West of military measures over Ukraine threats
# Russia
# Russia

Putin warns West of military measures over Ukraine threats

Dec 21st 2021, 8:20 PM 24,654 Views 26 Comments

He said Russia “will react toughly to unfriendly steps”, adding that he wanted to underscore that “we have every right to do so”.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 10 December, 2021

NATO chief rejects Russia's demand to deny Ukraine entry
# Jens Stoltenberg
# Jens Stoltenberg

NATO chief rejects Russia's demand to deny Ukraine entry

Dec 10th 2021, 10:55 PM 25,756 Views 59 Comments

Jens Stoltenberg was speaking at a joint news conference with Germany’s Chacellor Olaf Scholz.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Joe Biden warns Putin of 'unprecedented sanctions' if Russia invades Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Joe Biden warns Putin of 'unprecedented sanctions' if Russia invades Ukraine

Dec 8th 2021, 6:01 PM 11,083 Views 31 Comments

The US President spoke to his Russian counterpart for two hours by video link yesterday.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Biden and Putin square off for two-hour call as Ukraine tensions mount
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

Biden and Putin square off for two-hour call as Ukraine tensions mount

Dec 7th 2021, 10:33 PM 18,471 Views 26 Comments

Putin came into the meeting seeking guarantees from Biden that the Nato military alliance will never expand to include Ukraine.

Joe Biden begins video summit with Vladimir Putin amid fears over potential Ukraine invasion
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Joe Biden begins video summit with Vladimir Putin amid fears over potential Ukraine invasion

Dec 7th 2021, 4:09 PM 8,859 Views 23 Comments

Satellite pictures showing massive troop concentrations on Ukraine’s border.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 6 December, 2021

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine

Dec 6th 2021, 10:33 PM 18,234 Views 66 Comments

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are due to hold talks via video call tomorrow.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Vladimir Putin takes experimental nasal vaccine against Covid-19
# Russia
# Russia

Vladimir Putin takes experimental nasal vaccine against Covid-19

Nov 24th 2021, 9:12 PM 25,780 Views 26 Comments

The Russian president took the shot three days after receiving his booster shot.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 12 November, 2021

Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 2:26 PM 20,078 Views 17 Comments

The EU believes it is “seeing progress” on the migrant crisis along the border between Belarus and Poland.