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Peskov told reporters that it was a curious fact that the requests containing completely false allegations arrived at the moment when Russia and the West were attempting to restore dialogue, despite remaining contradictions.
He stressed that, despite these attacks, Russia was ready to maintain a dialogue with its foreign partners.
The press secretary drew reporters’ attention to the fact that the authors of the requests directly stated in them that they needed direct answers and would not accept general replies. They also said that if they receive no answer or if the answers were too general, in their view, they would consider this a refusal to comment.
originally posted by: Azureblue
a reply to: Greathouse
Sounds like someone from somewhere else is trying to make trouble inside Russia.
I gather, from what I read that someone is not happy that they have not been able to provoke Putin into a direct conflict so they can scream to the rest of the world ' Russia struck first' but it seems they have not been successful in that so they are trying to get him deposed. It would seem that this matter is consistent with what I have been reading.
Kremlin has rejected media accusations against the Russian head of state alleging that Vladimir Putin has close economic ties with businessman Gennady Timchenko and Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller. Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists that there is only one answer: "No" to the list of 21 questions. "All this information is not true," said the Kremlin spokesman, commenting on the US and UK media inquiries received by the Russian presidential administration. Peskov said that a partly positive answer may be given only to one question. "Indeed, in 1996 [Governor of Saint Petersburg Anatoly] Sobchak was airlifted by a separate charter plane from St. Petersburg to Paris. But it was not Timchenko’s private jet. Timchenko then only helped to charter a special flying cardiac resuscitation unit. This is partially true," said the Russian presidential spokesman. In particular, the Western media are interested in financial relations of Russian President Vladimir Putin with businessman Gennady Timchenko and current head of the Gazprom natural gas monopoly Gazprom AlexeyMiller.