Russian president Vladimir Putin plays hockey in Red Square

Posted January 02, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent New Year messages to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said relationship between the two countries was developing in a constructive and dynamic manner. The summary states the Russian leader wrote: "Russia-U.S. relations are the most important factor behind ensuring strategic stability and global security".

In the annual summit here, India inked a United States dollars 5 billion deal to purchase the much-vaunted S-400 air defence system from Russian Federation, notwithstanding U.S. warnings of punitive sanctions against nations doing military transactions with Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia would be deploying new hypersonic, nuclear-capable missiles next year, called Avangard.

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In his holiday message, Putin congratulated US President Donald Trump on the occasion of Christmas, reported CNN.

The US president cancelled a planned meeting with his Russian counterpart at the G20 summit in Argentina in November, citing tensions about Moscow's forces opening fire on Ukrainian naval ships and then seizing the vessels.

According to a report from AOL, Putin wants to discuss the United States' plan to withdraw from a nuclear arms deal made during the Cold War.

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"The Russian head of state confirmed that the joint forces of Moscow and Ankara will make a final decision on the fight against terrorism in Syria and the continuation of the process of political regulation", the Kremlin stated.

Putin wished "well-being and prosperity to the British people", the Kremlin said.

In the letter, Putin stressed that U.S.

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The Year of China-Russia Local Cooperation and Exchange programme proceeded smoothly in 2018, and the popular support for friendship from generation to generation between the two peoples has been further consolidated, the Chinese President said.