Taliban rejects Putin’s claim of IS presence in Afghan

The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that Islamic State (IS) terror group was present in the north of the country, saying it was baseless , the media reported. Continue Reading

Putin, Erdogan hold talks on war-torn Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks Wednesday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi that were expected to focus on war-torn Syria. It was the first in-person meeting for Putin in over two weeks. Continue Reading

Putin in isolation as dozens in entourage tests positive

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he would have to spend a few days in self-isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill with Covid-19, the TASS news agency reported. Continue Reading

Western countries should not interfere in Afghan: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded that Western countries should not interfere in Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul, saying they must stop the irresponsible policy of imposing foreign values from abroad. Continue Reading

Putin hails WWII heroes, warns of degrading Europe security

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday marked the 80th anniversary of the Nazi attack on the Soviet Union by hailing the country’s World War II heroes and calling for efforts to strengthen European security. Continue Reading

Putin lashes out at US after meeting with Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday lashed out at the US on arms control, human rights, cyber-attacks, among other issues, after constructive talks with his US counterpart Joe Biden. Continue Reading

Russia faced with containment threat: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that his country is faced with foreign pressure in the form of a continued policy of containment aimed at provoking internal instability, weakening the economy and interfering in the country’s internal affairs. Continue Reading

Russia beefs up fines for protest violations after Navalny rallies

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved legislation on Wednesday beefing up fines for offences committed during street protests after thousands were detained at unsanctioned rallies in support of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Continue Reading