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“Prostitution is ugly social phenomenon,” Putin said, adding people who stand behind “fabrications” being used against Trump “are worse than prostitutes.”
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who has praised Putin as “very smart”, has signaled he wants to improve strained ties with Russia.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “It is an attempt to damage our bilateral relations. Hysteria is being whipped up to maintain a political witch hunt.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “We are observing a serious fatigue with these accusations. It truly is reminiscent of a witch-hunt.”
Russia said it had begun reducing its military forces in Syria under the terms of a fragile ceasefire deal brokered between opposition groups and the Syrian government.
“We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not state party,” Assange said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in the nationally broadcast address: “We are working, and working successfully, and we are achieving much.”
RUSSIA POLITICS: US-Russia Row: Putin Rejects Obama’s Tit-For-Tat ‘Kitchen’, Irresponsible Diplomacy
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier proposed expelling 35 U.S. diplomats after outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the expulsions and sanctions.
RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Praises Trump Win, Says Democrats ‘Shamelessly’ Influence Public Opinion And Abuse Their Status As Dominant Party
“Outstanding figures in American history from the ranks of Democratic Party would be turning in their graves. Roosevelt certainly would be,” Putin said.
President Vladimir Putin declares: “We can say with certainty: we are stronger now than any potential aggressor,” he told the meeting. “Anyone!”
Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, speaking in Moscow with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts, said the document was aimed at achieving a ceasefire in Syria.
RUSSIA POLITICS: Chilling Warning: Putin Vows After Envoy Andrei Karlov’s Murder, He’ll Step Up Fight Against Terrorism
President Vladimir Putin said: “There can only be one response – stepping up the fight against terrorism. The bandits will feel this happening.”
RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Envoy Andrei Karlov Shot Dead In Ankara Gallery, The Killer Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’
Russian foreign ministry confirmed the death of Andrei Karlov, calling it a “terrorist act”. The attacker shouts, “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!”
“We are ready at any moment,” Russia President Vladimir Putin said when asked about the possibility of a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said: “As far as meetings are concerned, it is necessary to give the president-elect time to form his administration.”
Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said, “A large part of Aleppo – 93 percent – is today controlled by the Syrian government.”
The doctrine instructs government agencies to counter extremist ideologies, xenophobia, ethnic exceptionalism which could undermine Russia’s sovereignty and stability.
RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Says, ‘Trump Is A Clever Man, A Statesman, Will Quickly Understand His New Responsibilities’
“Trump an entrepreneur and businessman. He is already a statesman and head of United States of America, one of the world’s leading countries,” Putin said.
“I asked the factions, they said ‘we will not surrender’,” said Zakaria Malahifji, the head of the political office of the Aleppo-based Fastaqim faction, speaking from Turkey.
“We are not seeking and have never sought enemies. We need friends,” Putin told Russia’s political elite gathered in one of the Kremlin’s grandest halls.