Vladimir Putin

Nuclear energy is on the agenda at Russia-Africa summit: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says nuclear energy is on the agenda of the Russia-Africa summit, under way in the Russian city of Sochi. Russia-Africa Summit https://t.co/IPuDJjQEy0 — Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) October 24, 2019 47 African leaders are attending the summit. Ahead of the summit which started on Thursday, Rwandan officials approved[…]

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Russia election: Vladimir Putin wins by big margin

Vladimir Putin will lead Russia for another six years, after securing an expected victory in Sunday’s presidential election. Mr Putin, who has ruled the country as either president or prime minister since 1999, got more than 76% of the vote, official results show. The main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was[…]

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Russia pulls out from International Criminal Court

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which prosecutes war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. Russia in 2000 signed the Rome treaty which established the Hague-based court, but never ratified it. Putin’s decree, published on the Kremlin’s website on[…]

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Putin orders troop withdrawal from Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a pull out of “the main part” of his troops fighting in Syria. The announcement came just hours after peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition got under way in the Swiss city of Geneva on Monday. “The task presented to the[…]

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Putin ‘probably’ approved Litvinenko murder: UK inquiry

President Vladimir Putin probably approved a 2006 Russian intelligence operation to murder ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive polonium-210 in London, a British inquiry concluded on Thursday, prompting a row with Moscow. Russia, which had declined to cooperate in the inquiry, described Britain’s handling of the case as opaque and[…]

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Russia did have people in Ukraine: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia did have personnel in eastern Ukraine who were carrying out certain military tasks but denied Moscow had deployed regular troops there. “We never said there were no people there who were carrying out certain tasks including in the military sphere,” Putin[…]

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