Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov denied on Sunday, June 26, reports of the arrival of the head of state Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin for an emergency statement.
“Not. This is not so, ”TASS quotes him as saying.
In addition, in an interview with RIA Novosti, a Kremlin spokesman clarified that Putin is not planning any emergency meetings tonight.
The information that the Russian leader arrived in the Kremlin the night before was circulated late in the evening by Telegram channels.
Earlier, on June 24, Peskov answered a question about the annual direct line of the Russian president. According to a Kremlin spokesman, it will take place, but “a little later,” because “now the president has a lot of more important events.” The event will be held no earlier than July, meanwhile, preparations are underway for it, he added.
Vladimir Putin’s last speech took place during the Plenary Session of the XXV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on June 17. The main topic of the Russian head’s speech was the country’s economy.
Thus, the president touched upon the problem of import substitution, noting that this process is not a cardinal solution. According to Putin, Russia risks being caught up if it only tries to replace other people’s goods. Meanwhile, it is necessary to create our own competitive technologies.
In addition, during his speech, the head of state said that the decision to conduct a special operation to protect Donbass was necessary and forced. He pointed out that the inhabitants of the republics of Donbass were subjected to genocide for eight years by the Kyiv regime and neo-Nazis, who received the full protection of the West.