Vladimir Putin

Democracy Digest: Orban’s Full Diplomatic Dance Card

Orban's circles invested heavily in media in Slovenia and ran the kind of ugly anti-immigration campaign that is so familiar in Hungary. Unfortunately for Fidesz, the investment did not pay off. Jansa won the elections but could not form a government.

Still, his meeting with Sarec was just a warm-up for a week of moving and shaking on the diplomatic stage.

US Repeals Sanctions on Turkey

The United States has lifted the sanctions it imposed on Turkey for its Ankara operation in Syria.

The decision by the Trump administration comes after an agreement between Recep Erdogan and Vladimir Putin to jointly control much of the Turkish-Syrian border.

Putin and Erdogan Have Agreed to Keep Syria's Territorial Integrity

Preserving Syria's territorial integrity is one of the highlights of the agreement between Russian and Turkish presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan. They held marathon talks in Sochi on the situation in Northeast Syria. There is a ceasefire after the start of the Turkish military operation against the Kurdish units.

Putin and Macron Discussed the Situation in Northeast Syria and Ukraine in a Telephone Conversation

The presidents of Russia and France, Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron, discussed the situation in Northeast Syria and Ukraine in a telephone conversation, Reuters, TASS and BTA reported. The conversation took place on the initiative of the French side before the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Russia, where he will meet with Vladimir Putin.

Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu Discussed the Situation in Syria over the Phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his 70th birthday and discussed with him the situation in Syria and a number of trending bilateral issues. This was announced today by the Kremlin press service, quoted by TASS.