The Kremlin said Saturday that Putin emphasized in his Seasons Greetings to Trump that Russia and the US could develop a “pragmatic cooperation aimed at long-term perspective” on the basis of “equality and mutual respect.”
Investigators have opened a criminal case into Wednesday evening’s blast, which they said was caused by a homemade bomb packed with pieces of metal.
Polls show that Vladimir Putin, 65, who has dominated Russia’s political landscape for the last 17 years, is on course to be comfortably re-elected, making him eligible to serve another six years until 2024, when he turns 72.
Russian electoral officials have deemed Alexei Navalny ineligible to run due to a criminal conviction, saying “only a miracle” would help him get registered.
By 2021, the Russian ground-based nuclear forces should be 90 percent equipped with new missile systems that can confidently overcome existing and prospective missile defence systems, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
Stuart Peach, chief of the defence staff said the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s modernisation of the once mighty Soviet navy now posed a serious threat to Western communications.
President Vladimir Putin last week ended weeks of speculation, saying he will run for the fourth term.
Putin, 65, told an annual news conference that Russia’s political system must be competitive, but the opposition lacked a strong candidate to challenge him because his opponents had very little to offer the nation.
President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, denounced the move as a violation of media freedom and “extremely hostile act,” adding that “we are deeply disappointed.”
“Regarding our joint operation to fight terrorists in Syria, this military operation is indeed coming to an end,” Putin told Assad in televised remarks. “I’m pleased to see your willingness to work with everyone who wants peace and settlement.”
According to Ukrainian authorities 152 soldiers or pro-Kiev militants are still being held by separatists in the east, while Kiev is ready to return 306 rebel captives, according to Medvedchuk
The broadly phrased bill will leave it to the Russian government to determine which foreign media outlets would be designated as foreign agents. It doesn’t refer to Russian media with foreign funding.
Allegations that United States President Donald Trump’s election campaign colluded with Moscow last year to turn voters away from Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton have hampered the president’s efforts to improve frosty U.S.-Russian relations.
Donald Trump was in Hanoi for a brisk visit with Vietnam’s top communist leaders to drum up trade deals and seek further support on containing North Korea’s nuclear weapons ambitions, which have been a dominant theme on each leg of his Asia tour.
“We agreed very quickly,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One as he flew from the APEC meeting in the resort city of Danang to Vietnam’s capital Hanoi.