Vladimir Putin
  • U.S. President Donald Trump met Russian leader Vladimir Putin at Helsinki summit.

    After embarrassing his own intelligence agencies by siding with Moscow at the Helsinki summit, President Donald Trump plunged the political circles into disbelief as he invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit the U.S.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 20, 2018, 6:20 AM EDT
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has been at the helm of the country's politics for 18 years.

    Vladimir Putin, who has been at the helm of Russian politics for last 18 years, was sworn in as the country’s president for the fourth term on Monday following a thumping victory in the elections in March.

    LAST UPDATE : May 07, 2018, 7:23 AM EDT
  • A Typhoon fighter jet stands at the front of the Celtic Manor Hotel during the NATO Summit on September 4, 2014 in Newport, Wales.

    Ukraine's president will update U.S. and E.U. leaders after discussions with Russia's leader. France has ramped up the pressure on Vladimir Putin by axing its contract to deliver two navy assault ships to Russia.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 04, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT
  • Colonel Yuli Mamchor (C), commander of the Ukrainian military garrison at the Belbek airbase, leads his unarmed troops bearing the Ukrainian and regiment flags to retake the Belbek airfield from soldiers under Russian command in Crimea on March 4, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine.

    Vladimir Putin said there is no need yet to send Russian troops into Ukraine, but he has not ruled out doing so. Russia reserves the right to use "all means" to protect citizens in Ukraine, he said.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 04, 2014, 10:12 AM EST
  • Heavily-armed troops displaying no identifying insignia and who were mingling with local pro-Russian militants stand guard outside a local government building on March 2, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine.

    The seizure of Crimea by Russian forces, as well as Russia's parliamentary approval for larger intervention, have created a potentially disastrous situation. 

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 02, 2014, 8:41 AM EST