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Montevideo, May 23rd 2022 - 11:55 UTC

Tag: Vladimir Putin

  • Monday, May 2nd 2022 - 09:23 UTC

    Turkey entices Latin American leaders to get Putin, Zelensky to discuss end to war

    Bolsonaro willing to broker leaders' group to smooth things up for Zelensky and Putin to negotiate an end to the Ukraine crisis, Çavuşoğlu said

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu insisted over the weekend that the Government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was conducting a series of efforts to organize a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.

  • Friday, April 29th 2022 - 09:51 UTC

    Guterres tours Ukraine amid heavy Russian shelling

    Ukrainian prosecutors are helping the ICC build a case against Russian war crimes suspects

    One day after meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Thursday traveled to Kyiv for an encounter with Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky amid heavy shelling from Russian forces.

  • Wednesday, April 27th 2022 - 09:40 UTC

    No progress after Guterres meeting with Putin in Moscow

    Guterres will now go to Kyiv to meet a disgusted Zelensky, who said there was no logic and no justice in the UN chief's having gone to Moscow first

    Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday told United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that no solution could be achieved in the crisis with Ukraine without solving the territorial issue of Crimea and Donbas.

  • Tuesday, April 26th 2022 - 09:51 UTC

    Putin's health in doubt following circulation of video footage

    Putin seems to no longer be the man people used to know, it was reported

    Video footage of Russian President Vladimir Putin looking shaky, unsteady, and distracted, which went viral over the last few days has resurfaced rumors worldwide about the health of the 69-year-old leader.

  • Friday, April 8th 2022 - 22:39 UTC

    Brazil abstains as Russia suspended from UN Human Rights Council

    Vladimir Putin “would probably still try to influence the council through proxies,” a Geneva-based diplomat hinted

    The Government of Brazil abstained as Russia was being suspended from the United Nations Human Rights Council Thursday evening, with only 23 countries voting against the measure, adopted as a consequence of “gross and systematic violations and abuses” during the invasion of Ukraine.

  • Tuesday, April 5th 2022 - 09:20 UTC

    Mural of Chávez and Putin together unveiled in Caracas

    The mural represents “Russian victory” over Ukraine

    Clear signs of support for Russian President Vladimir Putin are on display in the Venezuelan capital. A mural of him alongside the late Hugo Chávez Frías has been unveiled Monday in appreciation. Another mural of Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona is to be seen in Caracas not far off, it was reported.

  • Thursday, March 31st 2022 - 21:16 UTC

    Putin needs someone to stand up to him, Uruguayan President says

    “The key to stopping Russia will depend on the role adopted by the United States, the European Union, and China,” Lacalle explained

    Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou Thursday said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin was nostalgic about the USSR and stressed that neither Cuba nor Venezuela was key players in the ongoing armed conflict. Lacalle was also critical of the role the United States was playing, which was not that of a “counterweight”.

  • Thursday, March 31st 2022 - 08:59 UTC

    More UK sanctions on Russian oligarchs and their businesses

    Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said “there is no doubt that Putin and his elite have been surprised by the strength of our sanctions” (Pic AP)

    The UK on Wednesday made new legislation to prohibit maintenance on aircraft or ships belonging to specific sanctioned Russian oligarchs or their businesses. Through these new powers, laid in parliament through a Statutory Instrument (SI), the UK can now prohibit sanctioned oligarchs from benefiting from the UK’s world-leading aviation and maritime industries and engineers.

  • Monday, March 28th 2022 - 09:38 UTC

    British FM says Putin must withdraw from Ukraine for sanctions to be lifted

    In addition to the lifting of sanctions by western powers, Ukraine's President Zelensky is willing to give up NATO plans

    British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss hinted a possible exit route for Russia might be considered if President Vladimir Putin fully withdraws his troops from Ukraine and pledges “not to launch new aggressions.”

  • Tuesday, March 22nd 2022 - 09:15 UTC

    Diplomacy between US, Russia coming to an end

    Most western voices agree with Biden on Putin's status

    Diplomatic sources in Moscow Monday said whatever remained of ties between Russia and the United States was on the verge of collapse after Washington's Ambassador John Sullivan was handed “a demarche and a note of protest” in view of President Joseph Biden's remarks calling Russian leader Vladimir Putin “a war criminal” amid the invasion of Ukraine.