Ukraine PM accuses Putin of seeking to `eliminate` country
Ukraine PM accuses Putin of seeking to `eliminate` country

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Saturday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of wanting to wipe out Ukraine as an independent country despite a truce deal.

Putin says Ukraine must enter 'substantial' talks with rebels

President Vladimir Putin insisted on Friday that Kiev must enter substantial talks with pro-Russian rebels amid a dramatic escalation of the fighting in Ukraine.

Putin expresses `deep concern` over Ukraine victims in Merkel, Hollande talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday expressed his "deep concern" over the growing number of civilian casualties and refugees in eastern Ukraine.

Putin urged to bring Ukraine separatists into talks

France and Germany urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to use his influence to put pressure on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine to come to the negotiating table.

Putin accuses Ukrainian leader of shunning road to peace

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he and European Union states had tried unsuccessfully to persuade Kiev to extend a ceasefire in east Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president had veered off the road to peace.

Putin, Obama to discuss Ukraine, Iraq soon: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama will discuss the situation in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria "in the coming days," a top aide said on Friday.

Abkhazia parliament calls on president to quit

The parliament of Abkhazia, a small breakaway republic in the Caucasus, has voted for the resignation of the president, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday.

China`s Xi and Russia`s Putin meet facing West`s criticism

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held talks with visiting Russian leader Vladimir Putin, as the two powers seek to build ties in the face of Western criticism and territorial disputes.

Putin`s Crimea visit a `violation of sovereignty`: Officials

Russian President Vladimir Putin`s visit today to Crimea, which was annexed by Moscow in March, is a "flagrant violation" of Ukraine`s sovereignty, authorities in Kiev said.

Putin seeks immediate dialogue within Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an immediate "extensive national dialogue" in Ukraine, amid rising tension in the country`s east and southeast regions.

Putin wrong to link Crimea seizure, German unity: Berlin

Germany on Wednesday rejected as skewed history President Vladimir Putin`s claim that Russia absorbing the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea was akin to Germany`s reunification.

Putin gets Russian parliament approval to attack Ukraine

The upper house of Russian parliament on Saturday has approved the use of Russian troops on Ukrainian territory. This has happened after Putin asked the upper house of parliament to approve sending armed forces to the Ukrainian territory, in defiance of a direct warning from Washington that such a deployment would results in "costs" for Moscow.

Russian court puts Putin foe under house arrest, bars Internet use

A Russian court on Friday placed opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest for at least two months and barred him from using the Internet or speaking to the media.

Russia `sorry` Putin, Obama cannot meet

The Kremlin is sorry the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama will not take place at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the Russian leader, told reporters Friday.

Putin, Obama discussed Syria chemical plan at G20: Kremlin

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed the idea of placing Syrian chemical weapons under international control at last week`s G20 summit in Saint Petersburg, Putin`s spokesman said on Tuesday.

Obama, Putin seek to smooth tensions with smiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama on Thursday sought to smooth over weeks of tensions as they cordially shook hands at the G20 with diplomatic smiles for the cameras.

Putin, Merkel agree UN Council must study Syria probe: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on Thursday on the need for the UN Security Council to study a report by UN experts on the alleged chemical attack outside Damascus, the Kremlin said.

Moscow to consider disqualifying top Putin critic from poll

The Moscow election commission on Thursday said it would consider disqualifying Alexei Navalny from next month`s race for city mayor as support for President Vladimir Putin`s top critic climbed on the back of a vigorous campaign.

Obama describes Putin as `like a bored kid`

President Barack Obama on Friday denied he has poor relations with Vladimir Putin after cancelling their Moscow talks, but said the Russian president can sometimes appear "like a bored kid in the back of the classroom."

Putin visits Kazan Universiade

For the second time in eight days, president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin paid a visit here to Universiade Games.