Russia: Pres Putin warns of threats from US military buildup

MOSCOW, Oct 12 (NNN-Xinhua) — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on Friday of the threats posed by the U.S. military buildup to global security.

At a CIS summit in the Turkmenistan capital of Ashgabat, Putin recalled the United States withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and intention to deploy previously banned missiles.

Putin doubts Turkey will be able to contain IS militants during Syria operation

ASHGABAT, October 11. /TASS/: Turkey may not be able to contain militants from the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) active in northern Syria while conducting a military operation in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State.

Creation of single financial market would be advantageous for CIS countries, says Putin

ASHGABAT, October 11. /TASS/: Creation of a single financial market within the CIS in the future would boost the competitiveness of the CIS countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the CIS on Friday.

He stressed the importance of settlements in national currencies between the countries of the Commonwealth amid the ongoing global problems such as trade wars and various restrictions.

Putin says Zelensky unable to ensure disengagement in Donbass because of nationalists

ASHGABAT, October 11. /TASS/: Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky was unable to ensure the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops as part of disengagement of forces at Zolotoye and Petrovskoye in Donbass, the manifestation of political will is needed to implement that agreement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the CIS Heads of State Council on Friday.

PM Medvedev notes importance of combining potentials of Black Sea and Caspian regions

TURKMENBASHI, August 12. /TASS/: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting with Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov proposed discussing the opportunities offered by combining the potentials of the Black Sea and Caspian regions.

"Your visit here to the Caspian region is evidence of what you and I said today, that you can try to combine both the Black Sea potential and the Caspian potential, especially if it brings dividends to the governments and the people of our countries," he said at a meeting with Borisov on the sidelines of the first Caspian Economic Forum.

Russian PM, Iranian First Vice President discuss cooperation amid sanctions

TURKMENBASHI /Turkmenistan/, August 12. /TASS/: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has referred to the meeting with Iran’s First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri on the sidelines of the first Caspian Economic Forum in Turkmenistan as a good opportunity for the two countries to compare notes amid sanctions.

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