Sergei Kislyak (center)
Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak declined to comment on reports of his contacts with Jared Kushner, adviser and son-in-law of American President Donald trump. The words of a diplomat quoted by RIA Novosti.
“I do not comment on my daily contacts, and it is our policy that applies not only to conversations with Kouchner, but also to all of our daily conversations,” — said the Russian Ambassador to journalists in new York.
On may 26, the Washington Post, citing us officials reported that trump’s son-in-law at the end of 2016, suggested the use of a secret channel of communication between Moscow and the transition staff of President-elect. Three days later, Fox News channel reported that the initiative to establish a secret channel of communication came from Kislyak.
In Moscow, the idea of the secret communications channel was absurd. “The Embassy has closed the communication channel. He’s the one. This is a phone that can talk are just some of the most senior workers of the Embassy. The connection is encrypted. It is normal practice for all countries of the world. Creating a new communication channel is technically impossible,” said a senior source in the Russian diplomatic circles.