Vladimir Putin

Ukraine’s Zelensky presses Putin for talks

KYIV: Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky has said his country would be “destroyed” before it surrenders its cities to invading Russian forces, as he doubled down on a call for direct talks with Vladimir Putin as the key to ending the

Insulting Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is not freedom of expression: Putin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday insulting Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) does not count as freedom of expression, reported Russian news agency TASS. Putin’s views came during his annual press conference, during which he stressed the importance of

Russia claims developing first coronavirus vaccine

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his country has developed the first vaccine fighting against the coronavirus. “This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered,” the President said. “One of my

Turkey-Russia agree ceasefire in Idlib after Moscow meeting

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have announced a military ceasefire in Idlib, aiming to halt intense fighting that has sparked a humanitarian disaster and raised fears of their armies clashing. Both the leaders agreed

PM obliquely invites President Putin to visit Pakistan

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan has obliquely invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Pakistan on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). During a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in