Russian President Vladimir Putin News
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the Group of 20 summit in Indonesia next week The move is to avoid a possible confrontation with the US and its allies over Russia's war with Ukraine President Biden, Chinese President Xi, and other world leaders are to attend the 2-day summit in Bali that starts on Nov 15
Russia has covertly spent more than $300 million since 2014 to try to influence politicians and other officials in the world Antony Blinken cites a new intelligence assessment of Russia's global covert efforts to support policies and parties sympathetic to Moscow The cable does not name specific Russian targets but says the US is providing classified information to select individual countries
Moscow has yet to capture any of Ukraine`s biggest cities following its invasion that began on Feb. 24. The United States announced an additional $800 million in security assistance to Ukraine to fight Russia. Ukraine still hopes for a diplomatic solution. President Volodymyr Zelensky said negotiations were becoming "more realistic".
Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin of significant economic consequences when such an incursion occurs. The US expects that Putin will be moving his 100,000 troops after amassing them along the Ukraine border. Biden made the remarks at the formal news conference marking his first year in office.