Contents tagged with Peskov

  • Kremlin: Putin is ready to talk with Zelensky but not about the war in Donbas

    Russian Presidential Speaker Dmitry Peskov welcomed the initiative of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to meet with Putin, reported the Russian agency Interfax.

    Peskov said the wish to speak should be "only welcomed." He also said that deputy head of the Russian Presidential administration, Dmitry Kozak, is in constant contact with the Office of the Ukrainian President.

    At the same time, the Kremlin believes that the dialogue between Zelensky and Putin can be only regarding the …

  • Kremlin sees no reason to open investigation into Navalny’s poisoning

    Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin does not yet see a reason to launch a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

    According to him, first it is necessary to establish a substance, which caused Navalny to fall into into a coma. "We need a reason for an  investigation. For now, we are only stating that the patient is in a coma," Peskov said, as quoted by Meduza.

    Referring to accusations that …

  • Kremlin: Russia’s relations with Poland are ‘at their lowest level’

    Relations between Russia and Poland are "at their lowest possible level", this goes against the interests of the two countries, said Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Channel One Russia.

    "Our relations with Poland today do not just leave much to be desired, they are bad. They are probably at their lowest level, which is clearly contrary to the interests of our two countries, because the peoples of our two countries would be interested in the opposite," said Peskov, as quoted by …

  • Putin's press secretary tests positive for COVID-19

    The press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, has contracted COVID-19. He confirmed this information to Interfax news agency.

    "Yes, I'm sick. I'm being treated for it," he said.

    Putin's 52-year-old spokesman is in hospital, but it has not been reported which one.

    Earlier, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin tested positive for COVID-19. He is in self-isolation.

    This diagnosis was also confirmed by the head doctor of the infectious disease hospital which was …

  • Kremlin: Russia is ready to cooperate in stabilizing global energy market

    Russia is in favor of joint coordinated actions to stabilize the global energy market. Such a position of the Russian Federation will be presented during today's video conference of OPEC member states, TASS reports, citing Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    "All other details will be discussed during the working process at the teleconference, let's wait for it," the Kremlin spokesman added.

    Today’ OPEC talks is the second attempt to reach consensus after a failed meeting in Vienna in …

  • Kremlin: Putin shakes hands only with people 'screened for coronavirus'

    Those with whom Russian President Vladimir Putin holds face-to-face meetings amid the coronavirus pandemic, undergo screening for this infection, said Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, explaining the handshake, which was exchanged the day before by Putin, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev and the Minister of the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, Alexander Kozlov.

    According to RIA Novosti, Peskov specified that Putin, even in the current conditions of isolation, continues …

  • Daughter of Putin’s spokesman complains she was refused ambulance in Moscow

    Yelizaveta Peskova, the daughter of Russian Presidential spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said she tried to call for an ambulance, but the ambulance was never sent despite serious symptoms.

    "This week I got very sick. Yesterday I called the emergency number, "112", and with a “dying" voice told them that my fever does not subside, I am nauseous, and have aches and chills," Yelizaveta wrote on Instagram.

    She said that the operator asked if she visited China or Italy and then transferred her to a …

  • Peskov names reason for Medvedev’s resignation

    The Russian government considered it necessary to resign so that President Vladimir Putin could more effectively implement the provisions of the address which he gave to the Federal Assembly on January 15, said Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov in an episode of “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on the TV channel Russia-1.

    “It was the government’s decision,” said Peskov. According to him, the cabinet’s ministers decided to give Putin a carte blanche to accomplish the new tasks. Peskov remarked that, in …

  • Kremlin: Lavrov’s visit to Washington did not help to improve Russian-American relations

    Russian-American relations are in a "deep crisis", and the visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the United States had not affect, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, Radio Liberty reports.

    "In terms of bilateral relations we are in such a deep crisis that even an important visit of such a high ranking minister as Lavrov cannot reverse the trend," he said.

    At the same time, Peskov claims that there were some "very positive conversations between Donald …

  • Kremlin: Macron interrupted conversation between Putin and Zelensky at Normandy Four Summit

    Putin's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on the TV program “The Great Game” on Channel One Russia that during the Normandy Four Summit, French President Emmanuel Macron interrupted a personal conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    According to Peskov, Putin and Zelensky talked together for 10-15 minutes, which is "not so short." "Then they were interrupted by President Macron, who insisted on continuing the work at the Normandy Four …