Fortunately, the Ukrainian citizens detained after the incident in the Kerch Strait aren't going to faint.
This is Saturday Vesti, and I'd like to start by thanking my colleagues from such reputable media as BBC, NBC, HBO, Voice of America, CCTV, and so on, which have buried us in messages and calls about how we could ask Putin about Srkipal case.
The domestic aviation industry is undergoing big changes. In a year and a half, Russia will supply the market with the brand-new MC-21 medium-haul airliner — this is the main hope of our civil aviation. Meanwhile, the Russian Air Force has high hopes for the main military breakthrough — the Su-57 fifth-generation jet fighter.
A television program about modern conflicts and wars that are over, ongoing, or about to start. I'm Evgeny Poddubny, a VGTRK military reporter.
Economy, politics, humanitarian cooperation, and, of course, world and regional problems. Today, Putin discussed all that in Sochi with the President of Turkmenistan. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow arrived in Russia just several days after the historical Caspian Summit where the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea was signed.
The US authorities are undermining the stability of the dollar. It's becoming a risky instrument for international trade due to the introduced restrictions. The first Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, spoke about this on the program "Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov" on the television channel "Russia 1".
This week marked the 10th anniversary of Georgia's aggression at South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Resting Tskhinvali was massively shelled on the night of August 8, 2008. The Georgian troops attacked peaceful neighborhoods by firing with Grad systems at random and indiscriminately.
Unlawful use of sanctions and abusing the US dollar as a reserve currency will only weaken it said the chief of Russian diplomacy at a joint press conference with Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkey's foreign minister. According to Lavrov, many countries will steadily refuse settlements in USD.
Today, a new shift comes to the international summer camp Artek. Many foreigners, including the French, will take their vacation on the coast of the Black Sea. Some of them visited the camp last year and are now bringing their friends along. Artek became a sort of magnet for them.
The Skripals were followed by a British couple. Scotland Yard officials say that the new poisoning case involves the same culprit, particularly, the same nerve agent that appeared some months ago in Salisbury.
A meeting between the Russian and the US Presidents will be held in Helsinki after a NATO summit. Donald Trump himself has told about this, as reported by Bloomberg L.P.
Every day, a record number of foreign tourists gather next to the Moscow Kremlin Museums admissions desks.
Once more — this is our World Cup. It's a huge festival for which we've waited and prepared for.
We resume our coverage of Direct Line with Vladimir Putin. Today, the president talked to refugees from Donbass. For four years, of 120,000 Donetsk's and Luhansk's citizens have been living in Bataysk, Rostov Oblast.
Now, we're going to ask two obvious questions. The first one: Yes, Putin has just started his new term but at some point, who will become his successor? The second one: Will Putin ever hold a summit with Trump? We asked Putin these very questions after his Direct Line program.
Vladimir Putin’s video address on the occasion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony.
After the negotiations, Xi Jinping gave the Chinese Order of Friendship, China's highest state award for foreigners, to Putin. The Chinese leader called Putin a respected friend of the people of China.
Today Vladimir Putin sets off for Austria for talks. It's the President's first foreign visit after reelection. On the eve of it, the head of state had an interview with Austria’s TV and radio company.
State security agencies must consistently identify conspiratorial terrorist cells. and one of the Ministry of Emergency Situations' main tasks is to monitor fire safety in public places. That was what Vladimir Putin said.
Let's move on to another topic, where the show goes on. The Kiev court arrested a suspected organizer of the attempt on Arkady Babchenko. Boris German, who has long been producing weapons for the Ukrainian Army, has been put in detention.
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Sergey Lavrov has visited North Korea for the first time in the past 9 years, becoming the first Russian official received by Kim Jong-un. Judging by the number of smiles and handshakes, the talks were held in a very friendly atmosphere.
North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, received our foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, during his visit to Pyongyang, TASS reports with a reference to a source within the Russian delegation. At the talks, Sergey Lavrov and Kim Jong-Un discussed the Korean peninsula issue and deeper cooperation in order to resolve it.
Kiev has come up with a new way to put on theatrics. When it was announced that the mourned Russian journalist Babchenko is actually alive, many people felt like background actors in a show.
Today is the second day of the Primakov Readings think tank summit in Moscow. This year, the international forum is attended by experts and politicians from 22 countries. This morning, Sergey Lavrov addressed the gathering. What issues did the minister touch upon?
Bulgaria intends to contribute to the dialogue between the EU and Russia. This was stated by President Rumen Radev today in Sochi, where he arrived for talks with Vladimir Putin.
Back to the news from Salisbury. Sergey Skripal was released from the hospital. The information was shared by the British National Healthcare Service. Yelena Balayeva is reporting live from London.
In Sochi, Vladimir Putin and Bashar Assad discussed further steps to establish peace in Syria. The Russian leader stressed that after the victory over terrorists it is important to tackle the economic and humanitarian issues of the republic. In turn, Assad announced his intention to send his delegates to form a constitutional committee.
Extraterritorial restrictions on Russian business imposed by Western companies are a direct violation of international law, Dmitry Medvedev told that to International Legal Forum which opened in St. Petersburg today.
Another journalist witch hunt in Kiev: our colleague from RIA News Ukraine, Kirill Vyshinsky, was detained by the security agents on his own doorstep. He was arrested, interrogated, and afterward told that he was suspected of treason.
The legitimate interests of each party to the Iranian nuclear deal are to be defended jointly, according to a statement made by Sergey Lavrov at a meeting with the Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran, Javad Zarif.
On Tuesday, President Trump announced America's withdrawal from the so-called nuclear deal with Iran. If you recall, three years ago this landmark agreement was the result of a very difficult and prolonged diplomatic marathon.
"We must be ready to come to the liberated territory and start work immediately". These are words of Arsen Avakov, Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs about the fate of Donbass after, as they call it in Kiev, liberation. It's not clear what kind of work was he speaking of, but they promise to tell, in details.
Israeli missiles killed three Syrians and wounded several more. They also destroyed a radar station and an arms depot as a result of the night strikes. Several air-defense systems were also damaged.
The military orchestra is leaving the Red Square to leave room for the military hardware. The musical background is performed by the Thousand Pipe Military Orchestra of the Moscow Garrison led by Honored Artist of Russia, Timofey Mayakin.
The National Health Service office of south-western England says that Sergey Skripal is still in the Salisbury District Hospital. However, there's no increased security inside nor outside of this medical establishment.
Right now we think it's quite obvious that the President stepped into an unusual vehicle.
Breaking news from England is always interesting. Here is an excerpt of a speech given by the UK's National Security Adviser Sir Mark Sedwill.
The Russian economy has overcome the slide in oil prices and the attempted sanction pressure, according to Vladimir Putin's statement at a Kremlin meeting with government members.
Sleeping in a tepee, racing in a deer-sleigh, and ice fishing; a Native American delegation visited the Nenets Autonomous District for the first time.
We're reporting on the most important current developments. The final nighttime rehearsal of the Victory Day parade has taken place on Red Square, Moscow, involving more than 12,000 servicepeople and 150 units of equipment, including many brand-new ones.
The Czech Republic produced and tested that very nerve agent allegedly used to poison GRU ex-officer Sergei Skripal.
To make a non-stop 10,000-km-long flight, and to hunt for an enemy submarine which lurked at great depths in an unfamiliar area: this task was completed by the naval aviation pilots in the Mediterranean Sea.
New evidence that the Douma chemical attack was staged was discovered in Syria. The fact they the directors of this performance didn't even try to hide its traces indicates their extreme negligence.
The Russian military presented the evidence of the successful operation of Syrian air defense systems during the missile strike by the United States and its allies. Journalists were shown fragments of intercepted cruise missiles and told about the missiles that failed to hit the targets because of "malfunctions".
In Nizhniye Mnyovniki, military hardware is being prepared for the Victory Day Parade.
Today, in a Syrian hospital which became the set for a video about a fake chemical attack, one of the participants of that video, an 11-year-old boy, talked about what happened. The child spoke in detail about what the militants did with him and the other children as they tried to imitate poisoning symptoms.
The authors of the staged attack in Douma, Syria, the so-called "White Helmets" took a serious blow to their reputation.
The report of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was to shed some light on the Salisbury poisoning, but the discussion of the document, which was partly classified upon Britain's request, raised new questions. Why is Russia accused of producing a substance, the formula of which is known to many NATO countries
Meanwhile, the UK harshly violates the CWC, ignoring Russia's attempts to point it out.
They failed to fulfill the orders, 'The Times wrote about the UK Navy's Astute submarine crew. They were supposed to launch cruise missiles at Syria from the eastern Mediterranean, but they failed to do it.
During his meeting with the Russian delegation, the Syrian prime-minister has said that the whole country will celebrate the repel of the attack by the US-led coalition.
Maria Zakharova, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, has claimed that the strike on Syria occurred just when the country had a chance for a peaceful future.
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The State Duma will consider a draft legislation regarding countermeasures against the aggressive policies of the US and Europe.
While political and military experts discuss a possible scenario, some people are in a rush to create hysteria. But not in Syria, rather, in Russia. If you browse through social networks and Telegram channels, you'll see a lot of this.
The Ministry of Defense reports that Syrian air defense shot down 5 out of 8 Israeli missiles.
In Douma, the operation to free the civilians and withdrawal of combatants continues. Thanks to negotiations between the Russian Reconciliation Center and the factions' leader, 56 hostages were freed.
The US promotes its commercial interests around the world contrary to the established rules. Washington's new sanctions against Russian companies are unacceptable and illegitimate. Moscow reserves the right to respond.
The United Nations Security Council has discussed the Skripals' case earlier. Russian ambassador, Vasily Nebenzya, exchanged quotes from a Lewis Carroll book with his UK colleague.
On Thursday, the newest Russian strategic missile system Sarmat successfully passed the second launch tests at the Plesetsk cosmodrome.
Vladimir Putin: "Based on global developmental trends, it's better to have Russia as your ally. We are a great power. Nobody likes competitors. Competitors should be kept at bay. But I think we will win in the long run".
The RT television channel will stop broadcasting in Washington on April 1.
Russia has decided on how to respond to the expulsion of diplomats from the US and Europe. The Head of the Russian MFA, Sergey Lavrov said these will be tit-for-tat measures, and more. Particularly, we know that 60 reps of the US diplomatic mission must leave Russia by April 5th.
British doctors reported a significant improvement in Yulia Skripal's condition.
Large-scale inspections are underway throughout the country. Shopping centers, entertainment complexes, malls, and cinemas.
Moscow's responsive measures to the expulsion of diplomats from several western countries will be announced soon. This was stated by the spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova.
We now return to the Manezhnaya Square in the heart of the capital, where 3 hours ago a spontaneous memorial was set up in honor of those who died in the fire in the Zimnyaya Vishnya (Winter Cherry) mall.
Russia will respond to the expulsion of our diplomats from European countries, the United States, Canada, and Ukraine.
New details of the special operation for the arrest of persons indicted for drug smuggling were announced by the Russian ambassador to Argentina. I’ll remind you, that almost 400 kilograms of cocaine were found in a supply closet of the embassy school.
The Ministry of Defence will open a new humanitarian passage in Syria. It'll be located in a Damascus suburb.
Vladimir Putin visited the site of the fire today. He put flowers at the emergent memorial by the facade of the burnt-down mall. Afterwards, the President held a meeting.