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Putin tells Obama sanctions ‘counter-productive,’ both agree dialogue required
In a phone call with Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin has said that imposing sanctions on Russia is counterproductive and affects international stability. The two presidents agreed that the current situation is not in the interests of their countries.

01.08.2014 17:15

WWI tragedy reminder of dangers of excessive ambitions - Putin
The tragedy of WWI reminds us what excessive ambitions, an unwillingness to listen to each other and violations of liberties lead to, Russia's president said. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the memorial to the Heroes of WWI in Moscow.

01.08.2014 10:43

Far East reporters propose Gold Star award for President Putin
A group of journalists have lodged an official proposal to award Vladimir Putin with the honorary title Hero of Russia for his uncompromising defense of the national interest and support of ethnic Russians as well as for supporting the freedom of speech.

30.07.2014 07:24

Russia must accelerate domestic military parts production – Putin
Russia’s military-industrial complex should produce all components and materials domestically to alleviate contract and political risks, the Russian president said. Current ‘hard times’ will be beneficial for the industry at large, said Vladimir Putin.

28.07.2014 10:37

US pulling out its Cold War-era plans over Ukraine conflict, top commander admits
The United States military’s top commander said during a security summit this week that the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine has prompted the Pentagon to revisit old contingency plans unused since the days of the Cold War.

25.07.2014 14:15

'We will react to NATO build-up!' Key Putin quotes from defense policy address
Moscow will respond to NATO’s expansion towards Russia’s borders, President Vladimir Putin said at the emergency Security Council meeting in Moscow. Here are his key quotes on Russia’s defense, Western sanctions, and violence in eastern Ukraine.

22.07.2014 18:25

EU to present extended Russian sanctions on Thursday – Ashton
The EU Council did not agree to new Russian sanctions on Tuesday. However, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said an extended ‘black list’ will be published on Thursday. It will include the energy, and defense sectors, and financial markets.

22.07.2014 12:37

Putin: no plans for ‘tightening screws’ or pressure on civil society
Russian authorities will cooperate with civil society and always observe the constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, President Putin has said at an extraordinary session of Russia’s supreme security body.

22.07.2014 12:14

Putin: West should demand Kiev obey ceasefire during plane crash probe
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes it is necessary to call on Kiev to observe the ceasefire, which should last while investigations into the MH17 crash are ongoing.

22.07.2014 11:23

‘Ukraine is a dysfunctional country, not because of Russia’
​Ukrainian government does not seem to make any concessions that could bring this civil war to an end, Ken Livingstone, former London Mayor and British Labour Party politician, told RT.

21.07.2014 14:14

Putin: Taskforce at Malaysia MH17 crash site not enough, full-scale intl team needed
The tragic Malaysian MH17 flight crash must not be politicised and the international experts on the scene should be able to carry out their work in complete safety, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

20.07.2014 20:56

Australian PM hints Putin may dropped from G20 summit over MH17 crash
The prime minister of Australia, currently presiding over the G20, has hinted the Russian president could be dropped from the next summit in Brisbane over the MH17 crash in Ukraine. This came even before international investigators made it to the scene.

20.07.2014 05:14

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