About: Vladimir Putin

Global Europe 27-05-2022

Putin and Draghi discuss ways to help solve food crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday (26 May) discussed ways to help ease the international food crisis, with the Kremlin saying this could be done only if the West lifts sanctions.
Global Europe 26-05-2022

Russia prepares to seize western firms looking to leave

Russia is advancing a new law allowing it to take control of the local businesses of western companies that decide to leave in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, raising the stakes for multinationals trying to exit.
Global Europe 25-05-2022

Soros says ‘civilization may not survive’ Ukraine war

US billionaire George Soros warned Tuesday (24 May) that "civilization may not survive" Russia's invasion of Ukraine but said Europe could have a stronger position against President Vladimir Putin regarding gas than it realises.
Global Europe 17-05-2022

Border changes? Germany takes position against ‘diktat peace’ in Ukraine

Russia will not get away with trying to redraw Ukraine's borders by creating facts on the ground, German chancellor Olaf Scholz said on 16 May, insisting that the West would not stand for a "diktat," forced on the country.
Europe's East 16-05-2022

Stop calling Putin, Estonia’s prime minister says

There is no point in talking to Vladimir Putin if we really want him to understand he is isolated, Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas told EURACTIV in what can be seen as a thinly veiled criticism of French President Emmanuel Macron's largely unsuccessful phone diplomacy with Moscow.
Global Europe 16-05-2022

‘EU politicians advocating to save Putin’s face are wrong’

European politicians who are appealing for making a peace treaty with Russia or arguing about the need to "help Putin save his face" are sharing responsibility for all Russian war crimes in Ukraine and the blood of Ukrainian civilians and children, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Global Europe 14-05-2022

Ukraine thwarts Russian forces at river, sees long fight ahead

Ukrainian forces destroyed parts of a Russian armoured column as it tried to cross a river in the Donbas region, video from Ukraine's military showed on 13 May, as the Ukrainian defence minister predicted many weeks of grinding fighting ahead.
Economy & Jobs 13-05-2022

Putin says sanctions hurting West more than Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Western countries were worse hit by sanctions imposed on Moscow over Ukraine than Russia, which he insists has been resilient in the face of "external challenges".
Global Europe 10-05-2022

Macron says EU is not at war with Russia, warns against ‘humiliating’ Putin

Europe must learn from its past mistakes and make sure no side is humiliated when Russia and Ukraine negotiate for peace, France's president said on Europe Day (9 May) in Strasbourg.
Global Europe 09-05-2022

Highlights from Putin’s speech at Victory Day parade on Moscow’s Red Square

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his armed forces on Monday (9 May) they were fighting for their country at a parade of Russian firepower in Moscow, while his troops stepped up their 10-week-old assault on Ukraine.
Global Europe 09-05-2022

Putin to mark WW II victory as Ukraine decries school bombing

Russian forces bombed a village school in eastern Ukraine killing about 60 people, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, as Russia prepared to mark the 9 May anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two.
Global Europe 07-05-2022

Putin to send ‘doomsday’ warning to West at Russia’s WW II victory parade

President Vladimir Putin will send a "doomsday" warning to the West when he leads celebrations on 9 May marking the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, brandishing Russia's vast firepower while its forces fight on in Ukraine.
Global Europe 07-05-2022

Italy impounds luxury yacht linked to Russian president

The Italian government ordered police on Friday (6 February) to impound a luxury yacht worth some $700 million that has been linked in the media to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Global Europe 04-05-2022

Ukrainian prosecutor says Russia uses rape as a war tactic, calls Putin a war criminal

Ukraine's prosecutor general accused Russia on Tuesday (3 May) of using rape as a tactic of war and described Russian President Vladimir Putin as "the main war criminal of the 21st century".
Global Europe 04-05-2022

Pope wants to visit Moscow to meet Putin over Ukraine

Pope Francis said in an interview published on Tuesday (3 May) that he asked for a meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin to try to stop the war in Ukraine but had not received a reply.
Global Europe 04-05-2022

Russian strikes pound Ukraine on eve of new EU sanctions

Russian forces pounded targets in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday (3 May), unleashing rockets on a steel plant that is Ukraine's last redoubt in the port city of Mariupol as the European Union prepared to slap oil sanctions on Moscow.
Global Europe 03-05-2022

Putin puts West on notice: Moscow can terminate exports and deals

Russian President Vladimir Putin put the West on notice that he could terminate exports and deals, the Kremlin's toughest response yet to the sanctions burden imposed by the United States and allies over the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Global Europe 28-04-2022

Putin warns West of lightning retaliation; sanctions batter Russian economy

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of lightning-fast retaliation if countries interfere in Ukraine as European leaders accused Russia of "blackmail" over its cuts to gas supplies.
Global Europe 27-04-2022

Putin agrees to UN, Red Cross help to evacuate civilians from Mariupol steel plant

Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed "in principle" to UN and International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) involvement in the evacuation of civilians from a besieged steel plant in Ukraine's southern city of Mariupol, the UN said on Tuesday.
Global Europe 25-04-2022

Putin accuses West of plotting to kill Russian journalists

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday (25 April) said his main spy agency had foiled what he cast as a Western plot to kill a prominent Russian journalist.
Global Europe 24-04-2022

Russia renews Mariupol attacks, Blinken to visit Kyiv, Zelenskyy says

Russia resumed its assault on the last Ukrainian defenders holed up in a giant steel works in Mariupol, days after Moscow declared victory in the southern city and said its forces did not need to take the plant.
Global Europe 23-04-2022

Zelenskyy warns Russia is eyeing other countries after Ukraine, Moldova reacts

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russia's invasion of his country was just the beginning and that Moscow has designs on capturing other countries, after a Russian general said it wants full control over southern Ukraine.
Global Europe 22-04-2022

EU chief assumes Putin is disinformed about the war

European Council President Charles Michel made an effort to open Russian President Vladimir Putin's eyes to his country's losses in Ukraine and to the effect of sanctions in a phone call on Friday (22 April).
Global Europe 22-04-2022

Zelenskyy says Russia has rejected proposal for Orthodox Easter truce

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday (21 April) said Russia had rejected a proposal for a truce over the Orthodox Christian Easter period this weekend but added he still harbored hopes for peace.