Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has commented on reports of an alleged possible appointment of the presidential envoy in the Volga Federal district, Mikhail Babich, the Russian Ambassador in Turkey, stating that for the first time about it hears.
Previously, the TV channel “Rain”, citing two sources reported that as the new Ambassador of Russia to Turkey allegedly seen Mikhail Babich. Candidate Babich was previously considered for the post of Ambassador of Russia in Ukraine after its responsibilities had been released the previous Ambassador Mikhail Zurabov.
“The first time I hear”, — quotes the website of the channel words Peskov, who replied to the question, whether there corresponds to reality information about Babice.
Earlier it was reported that Russia asked Ukraine agrément on the appointment of Ambassador Mikhail Babich. Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine on European integration Elena zerkal at the beginning of August said that Kyiv is not considering the appointment of the Ambassador of Russia in Ukraine, there is a chargé d’affaires.
An armed attack on the Russian Ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov took place on December 19 in Ankara for the opening of the exhibition. The offender fired several shots in the back of the Ambassador, the wounds proved fatal. As a result of police operations the assailant was killed. Russia called the incident a terrorist attack. Russia’s investigative Committee opened a criminal case under article “an act of international terrorism that resulted in the killing of a man.”