Peskov confirmed that Putin will not participate in the Munich conference


Press Secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the Russian leader plans to take part in the Munich security conference. He told about it to journalists.

“No, he is not going to accept (part) – said the representative of the Kremlin. – Visit the conference not included in the schedule of the President.” While Peskov did not answer the question whether the changes in the schedule of the President. “It’s hard to tell,” he said.

At the Munich conference which attracts heads of States, governments, international organisations, authoritative experts. Russian representatives participate in the Munich conference since the late 1990-ies.

10 years ago Putin made a speech at the conference “the Role of Russia in world politics”. His statement, in which the President of the Russian Federation stressed the importance of a multipolar world and the need to avoid double standards in world politics, has become famous.

In other years at the conference, Russia was represented by Sergei Ivanov, who held at different times the posts of Secretary of the security Council, first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of defense and then head of the Kremlin administration, as well as the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov. Last year’s participation the conference was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.