Tag: putin


Is Turkish President Erdoğan’s Win At The Polls A Win For Russia?

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has retained his position as the President of Turkey in the country’s recent general election, thus giving him control of the reins of power for another five years. The 69-year-old leader is no neophyte; he served as Turkey’s prime minister from 2003 to 2014. He also served as mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998 and has […]


Latest In Ukraine: Ukraine Calls For UN Meeting On Russian Nuclear Deployment Plans

Ukraine has called for an extraordinary meeting of the United Nations Security Council in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of plans to station tactical nuclear in weapons in Belarus. Ukraine’s foreign ministry said in a statement that Putin’s move was “provocative” and undermined international security. Russia can halt any action at the Security Council as one of the […]


China’s Xi Plans Russia Visit As Soon As Next Week – Sources

Chinese President Xi Jinping is planning to travel to Russia to meet with his counterpart, Vladimir Putin, as soon as next week, people familiar with the matter said, which would be sooner than previously expected. Plans for a visit come as China has been offering to broker peace in Ukraine, an effort that has been met with skepticism in the […]


Cornered Putin Could Resort To Nuclear Weapons, Biden Warns

The risk of Armageddon is the highest it has been since the early 1960s, President Joe Biden said at a fundraiser in New York, as Russian losses in Ukraine prompt Russian officials to discuss the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons. “I don’t think there’s any such thing as the ability to easily [use] a tactical nuclear weapon and not […]


U.S. Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Calls Out Russia

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top diplomats allied voiced strong disapproval of Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s take on the latest development of the ongoing war in Russia. “That President Putin picked this week, as most of the world gathers at the United Nations, to add fuel to the fire that he started shows his utter contempt […]


U.S. Warns Russia Of ‘Horrific’ Consequences Of Any Nuclear Attack In Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States had made it clear publicly and privately to Russia to “stop the loose talk about nuclear weapons” in the Ukraine conflict following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statement that he would use any means to defend Russia. “It’s very important that Moscow hear from us and know from us that the […]


U.S. Announces More Sanctions On Russian Elites

The U.S. government said Thursday that it was trying to shut down sanction evasion measures used by Russia’s elites, including President Vladimir Putin, “to attempt to hide and move money and anonymously make use of luxury assets around the globe.” The targets include a yacht brokerage, aircraft, Russian officials, and others close to Putin. Targeted yachts include the Russia-flagged Graceful and the […]


Duterte Rebukes Putin For The Invasion Of Ukraine

In an AP report, outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has taken Russian leader Vladimir Putin to task for his country’s killing of innocent civilians in Ukraine, saying while the two of them have been tagged as killers, “I kill criminals, I kill criminals, I don’t kill children and the elderly.” Duterte has said before that Putin is an idol and […]


Putin Says Western ‘Threat’ Forced Ukraine Invasion

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday blamed Western nations for his invasion of Ukraine, saying Russia acted in response to “an absolutely unacceptable threat next to our borders.” But the longtime Russian leader did not announce any change in Moscow’s military campaign or declare victory, suggesting that his 10-week offensive would continue with attacks on Ukrainian strongholds in the eastern […]


“We Must Increase Our Resolve,” Says Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reportedly said Putin is trying to “twist history” amid the commemoration of the end of World War II “to justify his unprovoked and brutal war against Ukraine”. “As war again rages in Europe, we must increase our resolve to resist those who now seek to manipulate historical memory in order to advance their own ambitions,” Blinken […]