Tag: Putin

COVID-19: Kremlin discloses Putin’s health status following his self-isolation

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on self-isolation because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) detected among his acquaintances, is perfectly healthy, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. “He is absolutely healthy and will continue to work. “I will tell you that both Putin and Sputnik V are working as usual. “The effectiveness[Read More…]

Crimea Base Besieged By Russian Troops

by Aleksandar Vasovic, Gabriela Baczynska and Alessandra Prentice (Reuters) – Russian troops forced their way into a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea with armoured vehicles, automatic fire and stun grenades on Saturday, injuring a Ukrainian serviceman and detaining the base’s commander for talks. A Reuters reporter said armoured vehicles smashed through[Read More…]

Crimea Declares Independence From Ukraine

[Report by Associated Press] Crimea’s parliament on Monday declared the region an independent state, after its residents voted overwhelmingly to break off from Ukraine and seek to join Russia. In the same resolution, it said that all Ukrainian state property on the territory of the Black Sea peninsula will be[Read More…]

Ukraine Mobilizes For War

By Natalia Zinets and Alissa de Carbonnel KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine, March 2 (Reuters) – Ukraine mobilised for war on Sunday, after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade, creating the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. “This is not a threat: this[Read More…]