Sands apologized to the CEC for campaigning in support of Putin
Moscow. 2 Feb. INTERFAX.RU Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has apologized for the statement, which has become a cause for the remarks made to him by the CEC head Ella Pamfilova.
“Is the electoral period, election campaign, so it does not matter, I believe that, important as it perceives the CEC, who is a leading authority on the organization of presidential elections,” Peskov told journalists, commenting on a remark made him Pamfilova prohibiting the use of official position for campaigning for one of candidates in presidents of the Russian Federation.
I take note of that, I apologize for making statements that could be interpreted as propaganda.Dmitry Peskov
“At this time I will be more careful in order not to give rise to such observations. However, of course, I want to note that this does not apply to the activities of Putin as acting President,” — said Peskov.
Earlier Pamfilova made a comment to Peskov, Recalling the inadmissibility of the use of official position for campaigning for one of candidates in presidents of the Russian Federation.
“On behalf of the CEC I shall now make a remark to the press Secretary of the President to prevent further such statements,” — said Pamfilova at the Commission meeting on Friday.
She explained that on January 29 was committed “an obvious violation, when several media outlets published information about the statement of the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov with the assessment of one of the candidates, his immediate superior, the President of the Russian Federation”.
“There were obvious signs of agitation,” — said Pamfilova.