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Putin to mark five years of annexation in Crimea

Putin to mark five years of annexation in CrimeaRussian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Crimea on Monday to mark the fifth anniversary of Moscow’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, condemned by the West but celebrated by most Russians. A Kremlin statement on Sunday said Putin would visit the peninsula and its largest city Sevastopol to attend celebrations marking five years since Crimea “rejoined” Russia. On March 18, 2014, Putin signed a treaty with representatives from Crimea to make it part of Russia, two days after a referendum that was not recognised by the international community.



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Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile crisis if you want one

Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile crisis if you want oneTensions are rising over Russian fears the U.S. might deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe as a Cold war-era arms control treaty unravels.



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Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one

Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want oneThe Cuban Missile Crisis erupted in 1962 when Moscow responded to a U.S. missile deployment in Turkey by sending ballistic missiles to Cuba, sparking a standoff that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. More than five decades on, tensions are rising again over Russian fears that the United States might deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe, as a landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty unravels. Putin’s comments, made to Russian media late on Wednesday, follow his warning that Moscow will match any U.S. move to deploy new missiles closer to Russia by stationing its own missiles closer to the United States or by deploying faster missiles or both.



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With Top Investor in Jail, Putin Hits at Business Climate

With Top Investor in Jail, Putin Hits at Business Climate(Bloomberg) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said honest business people shouldn’t have to live under “constant fear of criminal prosecution,” days after the arrest of one of the country’s top foreign investors.



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Putin to Iran, Turkey: We should not tolerate militants in Syria's Idlib

Putin to Iran, Turkey: We should not tolerate militants in Syria's IdlibSOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday told his Turkish and Iranian counterparts that the presence of what he called terrorist groups in Syria's Idlib region should not be tolerated. Putin was speaking at a summit he is hosting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to discuss the future of Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Moscow has complained that Islamist militants who used to belong to the Nusra Front group are now in control of much of Idlib and wants military action to drive them out. …



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Putin, Erdogan Spar Over Syria Militants Amid Split on Safe Zone

Putin, Erdogan Spar Over Syria Militants Amid Split on Safe ZoneWhile Putin urged Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a summit on Thursday to work out ways to “completely destroy the terrorist hotbed” in the Idlib region, a joint statement after the talks referred only to the need for “concrete steps” to restore a September truce shattered by the Islamist takeover last month. Erdogan said he’d “relayed our expectations” to Putin and Rouhani for Syrian government forces to “abide by the cease-fire” agreed in September, and for Russia and Iran to support Turkey’s demand for a buffer zone inside northern Syria to counter U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in the region.



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Erdogan and Putin vow closer cooperation on Syria at Moscow talks

Erdogan and Putin vow closer cooperation on Syria at Moscow talksRussian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a meeting in Moscow on Wednesday vowed to coordinate their actions more closely in Syria. “Cooperation between Russia and Turkey is a touchstone for Syrian peace and stability,” Erdogan said in translated comments at a joint press conference after their talks, which lasted around three hours. “We agreed how we’ll coordinate our work in the near future,” Putin said, calling the talks which included the countries’ defence ministers “effective”.



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Russia and Turkey to act to stabilize Syria's Idlib province: Putin

Russia and Turkey to act to stabilize Syria's Idlib province: PutinThe Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier on Wednesday that the situation in the region, where Moscow and Ankara have tried to create a de-escalation zone, was rapidly deteriorating and that it was almost under the full control of Nusra militants. Putin said the Russian and Turkish defense ministers had already held talks on specific action that the two countries would take in Idlib and that the measures, which he didn’t describe, would now be implemented. “Unfortunately there are many problems there and we see them,” said Putin, standing alongside Erdogan.



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Putin and Erdogan to hold Syria talks

Putin and Erdogan to hold Syria talksRussian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold Syria talks in Moscow on Wednesday, with Turkey saying they will focus on Ankara’s so-called “security zone” in northern Syria. The two leaders are on opposite sides of the conflict: Russia provides critical support to the Syrian government, while Turkey has backed rebel groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.



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Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway says president ‘did not destroy’ records from meetings with Putin

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway says president ‘did not destroy’ records from meetings with PutinWhite House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway has said that Donald Trump did not destroy any notes from a meeting with Vladimir Putin and that “leaks” may have led the president to be secretive about his talks with the Russian leader. A recent report from The Washington Post have alleged that Mr Trump went to “extraordinary” lengths to conceal his discussions with Mr Putin, including reportedly taking the notes from his interpreter after a meeting with the Russian leader in 2017. Ms Conway told reporters that the president is “transparent”, and that the level of “leaks” during the administration would have justified a heightened sense of concern that his talks with Mr Putin would get into the public domain.



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