Peskov said, whether Putin intends to discuss the 2018 elections with the opposition


RIA Novosti

Special plans to discuss with the parliamentary opposition the presidential elections of the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s, and the usual working contacts is not planned, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the “News” soon about the upcoming meeting with leaders of the parliamentary opposition.

Speaking about the publication, Peskov said that “the news” “slightly run ahead” and reminded that the President communicates regularly with representatives of parliamentary factions. “It’s constant communication, which occurs all year round, especially it occurs when a session begins when the session ends. So, to say that such a special meeting is not necessary, because he is in constant communication,” he added.

“While some meetings in the next few weeks about it write “news” — not scheduled, this information is not true. But as soon as such meetings will occur, and they occur regularly, we will keep you informed”, — said the press Secretary of the President.

In response to a request to clarify whether the Kremlin plans to discuss with the opposition presidential campaign, he said: “Any special plans. If any questions will be the leaders of the factions, they can always ask these questions to the President.” “You know that the President always pays great attention to maintaining these working contacts”, — said Peskov.