The conflict between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists has claimed more than 10,000 lives since it erupted in 2014.
North Korea’s latest nuclear test on Sunday rattled its neighboring countries, prompting the United States to speak about a “military response” and South Korea to conduct major military exercises.
Speaking at a news conference during a summit in China on Tuesday, Putin dismissed as “naive” a question about whether he was disappointed in Trump. In comments carried by Russian news agencies, Putin said Trump is “not my bride, and I’m not his groom.”
Western capitals have been paying closer attention to Russian economic ties with North Korea since a series of missile and nuclear tests carried out by Pyongyang prompted warnings that a military conflict could break out on the Korean peninsula.
US President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of the United Nations, will seek to gather global support for reforming the world body when he hosts an event at UN headquarters in New York on September 18, a day before he formally addresses the 193-member organization.
Putin said that Russia-India ties have always been based on friendship and mutual respect. Responding to the message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “I thank President Putin for his greetings on India’s Independence Day.”
U.S. President Donald Trump said he was not being serious when he thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering a drastic reduction in the number of U.S. diplomatic employees and saving the U.S. significant cash.
“Nobody pays any attention any more, or expects any improvements,” said a person close to the Russian government, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to discuss foreign policy issues.
“Russian meddling in the elections was certainly a serious incident. We talked about that in the discussion that we had with Mr Lavrov yesterday,” Tillerson told reporters.
The pictures and the video footage floating online show the President spear-fishing, swimming and sunbathing along with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu. The hunting and fishing expedition took place in the republic of Tyva in southern Siberia, on the Mongolian border, located some 3,700 km east of Moscow.
“The water in the lake doesn’t get warmer than 17 degrees, but this didn’t stop the president from going for a swim,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.
President Vladimir Putin has ordered the United States to cut around 60 percent of its diplomatic staff in Russia by September 1, and said Moscow will seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in response to sanctions approved by Congress last week.
Russian president Vladimir Putin on Sunday said that the US diplomatic staff in Russia will have to be cut down. Here is everything you need to know about the step and what led to it.
On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the US would have to cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755. He did not explain how that figure was determined.
Putin told servicemen after surveying the military hardware from his presidential cutter. “The navy is not only dealing with its traditional tasks but also responding with merit to new challenges, making a significant contribution to the fight against terrorism and piracy.”