Putin warns West: Russia will strike harder if longer-range missiles supplied

Putin warns West: Russia will strike harder if longer-range missiles supplied

President Vladimir Putin warned the West that Russia would strike new targets if the United States started supplying Ukraine with longer-range missiles, the TASS news agency reported on Sunday.

Putin discusses Ukraine with Russian security council

Putin discusses Ukraine with Russian security council

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Moscow's conflict with Ukraine and its international repercussions with his security council on Friday, the Kremlin said on its website.

Putin suspended as honorary president of International Judo Federation

Putin suspended as honorary president of International Judo Federation

Russian president Vladimir Putin has been suspended as honorary president of the International Judo Federation (IJF) due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the sport's governing body announced on Sunday.

Putin orders Russian troops to Ukraine after recognising breakaway regions

Putin orders Russian troops to Ukraine after recognising breakaway regions

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the deployment of troops to two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine after recognising them as independent on Monday, accelerating a crisis the West fears could unleash a major war.

Macron kept at distance from Putin after refusing Covid test

Macron kept at distance from Putin after refusing Covid test

Russia on Friday said French President Emmanuel Macron was made to sit at an enormously long table for his talks with Vladimir Putin because he refused to take a Kremlin-performed Covid test.

Biden to tell Putin he'll face toughest sanctions yet if he invades Ukraine

Biden to tell Putin he'll face toughest sanctions yet if he invades Ukraine

US President Joe Biden will use a high-stakes video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin later on Tuesday to tell him that Russia will be hit with the toughest economic sanctions yet if it invades Ukraine, US officials said.

Russian president lauds 'close' ties with Qatar

Russian president lauds 'close' ties with Qatar

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin praised the relations between his country and Qatar at all economic and political levels, as well as the mutual cooperation in the humanitarian field, saying that they are a reflection of the personal relations

US targets Belarus with sanctions amid Western outcry over plane

US targets Belarus with sanctions amid Western outcry over plane

The United States on Friday announced punitive measures against Belarus targeting the regime of strongman President Alexander Lukashenko, who met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin amid a global outcry over the forced diversion of a European plane.

Russia throws weight behind Lukashenko ahead of Putin talks

Russia throws weight behind Lukashenko ahead of Putin talks

Russia on Friday threw its weight behind Belarus's increasingly isolated regime, slamming a European overflight ban as President Vladimir Putin prepared to host strongman Alexander Lukashenko.

Putin on WWII Victory Day says will 'firmly' defend Russian interests

Putin on WWII Victory Day says will 'firmly' defend Russian interests

President Vladimir Putin on Sunday vowed that Russia will "firmly" defend national interests and denounced the return of "Russophobia", as the country marked the 76th anniversary of victory in World War II.

Russian court rejects Kremlin critic Navalny's appeal against jail term

Russian court rejects Kremlin critic Navalny's appeal against jail term

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny lost his appeal on Saturday against what he said was a politically motivated decision to jail him for nearly three years, but said his faith in God and belief in the rightness of his cause was sustaining him.

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Russian police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets following his call to protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule.