The Kremlin announced Putin’s willingness to discuss a presidential campaign with the opposition

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss with the parliamentary opposition the upcoming elections of the head of state, said the official representative of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov. His words are quoted by the correspondent of”.ru” on Friday, may 12.

“Any special plans (to discuss the upcoming presidential election — approx. “Of the”) no. If any questions will be the leaders of the factions, they can always ask these questions to the President, the President always pays much attention to maintaining working contacts”, — said the press Secretary of the head of state.

Peskov also said that in the near future a special meeting of the President with leaders of the parliamentary opposition are scheduled.

Earlier on Friday, the newspaper “Izvestia” reported that representatives of the parliamentary opposition intend to discuss with the President of the party’s candidates in the elections of the President. According to sources, the event could be held in late may.

Following the Russian presidential election scheduled for March 11, 2018. About his intention to run for the post of the head of state said, in particular, the LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny, who is under custody in the case of large fraud businessman Sergei Polonsky. Whether to nominate a candidate the acting head of state Vladimir Putin, is still unknown.