Dmitry Peskov


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From our point of view the decision is absolutely unfair and we hope that it will be reviewed.
Mar 23 2017
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There's nothing to talk about. How can Russia rent its own region from itself?

These (are) absurd accusations. ... We do not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, including Montenegro.

These aren't the documents of an officially recognized state. They are de facto issued on the territory.

We never wore rose-tinted glasses, never had any illusions, so there is nothing to be disappointed with.

We hope that sooner or later the process will start to resume a normal business relationship with Washington. We're losing time in terms of solving global problems. Because there are lots of problems which are of a sort that neither the United States nor Russia can solve them effectively alone.

The theme of returning Crimea will not be discussed ... Russia does not discuss its territorial integrity with foreign partners.

Russia has been and remains committed to its international commitments, including to the treaty in question. Nobody has formally accused Russia of violating the treaty.

I couldn't confirm this. We've already reported everything that we considered necessary about the results of the telephone conversation. We have nothing to add.

Unfortunately, our military, while carrying out strikes on terrorists, was guided by coordinates given to them by our Turkish partners, and Turkish servicemen should not have been present on those coordinates. It was a lack of coordination in providing coordinates, that is how I would formulate it.

We are not inclined to exaggerate this or to blow this out of proportion.

This is a very unfortunate incident for the Fox company at least in our eyes.

We would like to receive an apology from the president from this respected organization.

Russia has friendly partner-like relations with Iran, we cooperate on a wide range of issues, value our trade ties, and hope to develop them further. It's no secret for anyone that Moscow and Washington hold diametrically opposed views on many international issues. That should not be an obstacle when it comes to forging normal communication and pragmatic mutually-beneficial relations between Russia and the United States.

We consider such words from the Fox TV company to be unacceptable and insulting, and honestly speaking, we would prefer to get an apology from such a respected TV company.

We express regret for this hostile stance … We are sure that such allegations are baseless.

We know from the example of rocket engines that American partners never put what they need under sanctions.

Such aggressive actions, supported by the armed forces of Ukraine, undermine the aims and the task of realizing the Minsk accords.

(But) it's hardly possible to talk about any kind of deals (over sanctions). To start with we must fix the date and time of a meeting between the two presidents. Aides are working on this now. We have seen a readiness to solve difficult problems through dialogue, which President Putin has long been calling for and unfortunately in previous years did not find a response (to).

Contacts at the level of the administrations are not taking place at the moment, there haven't been any yet, such contacts are yet to be established.

No, our American partners did not consult with us. It's a sovereign decision.

Successful development of bilateral ties will depend on our ability to solve these differences through dialogue.

It cannot be seen as participation in the privatization. It has absolutely no connection to the privatization itself.

Right now there are no agreements, drafts or any preparations underway for a meeting because the president and Mr Trump have not discussed this in any way.

Let's wait until he assumes office before we give assessment to any initiatives.

Of course we'd like to see them gone but you know sanctions are not that effective. Sanctions hit the interests of the country that is under sanction but at the same time it hits the interest of the country that introduce the sanctions.

Lots of things that's being blamed on us and our president – they're false and they're fake. Think twice before saying that Russians are bad guys.

I do not work in intelligence agency. I work in Kremlin. But I can assure you that the allegations in this funny paper, in this so-called report, they are untrue. They are all fake.

Moscow is genuinely hoping that our presidents will get along. At least Trump has spoken of his readiness for dialogue. This doesn't mean there's a readiness to agree about everything with each other. That is hardly possible and Moscow isn't expecting that, but dialogue is grounds for hope and could help us find a way out of many complex situations.

These actions threaten our interests, our security. Especially as it concerns a third party building up its military presence near our borders. It's not even a European state.

Moscow hopes that our presidents will get along well.

This is an evident attempt to harm our bilateral ties. The Kremlin does not engage in collecting compromising information.

You have to react to this with a certain humor, but there's also a sad side to this. Hysteria is being whipped up to maintain a political witch hunt.

We understand that Tillerson will continue to be quite tough in pursuing his line.

They are amateurish and are hardly worthy of the high professional standards of top intelligence agencies. We categorically rule out the possibility that Russian officials or official bodies could have been involved. We are tired of such accusations. This is beginning to remind us of a full-fledged witch hunt.

We are observing a serious fatigue with these accusations. It truly is reminiscent of a witch-hunt.

We strongly disagree with any of the ungrounded claims, accusations, that were made in reference to Russia. From our point of view such actions by the current administration in Washington are, unfortunately, a manifestation of unpredictable and, one might even say, aggressive foreign policy.

We think that such steps by a U.S. administration that has three weeks left to work are aimed at two things: to further harm Russian-American ties, which are at a low point as it is, as well as, obviously, to deal a blow to the foreign policy plans of the incoming administration of the president-elect.

This (attack), of course, is a blow in the sense of the country's prestige.

We need to wait for the results of the joint investigative group. It is really not worth rushing to conclusions.

Did it (the spyware) have 'Made in Russia' written on it? We absolutely refute this nonsense.

We're not wearing rose-tinted glasses, we have no illusions about any breakthroughs but hope for a more constructive approach.

Almost every level of dialogue with the United States is frozen. We don't communicate with one another, or (if we do) we do so minimally. Everyone's heads are aching because of work and with projects and nobody is thinking or talking about elections.

We believe this damages bilateral relations ... Russia will take commensurate measures.

We shouldn't rush with any theories before the investigators establish who were behind the assassination of our ambassador.

Either stop talking about it or finally provide some evidence. Otherwise it looks indecent.

They should either stop talking about that, or produce some proof at last. Otherwise it all begins to look unseemly.

The potential in our relations is so rich, and the desire is so great to develop our relations to the level where they meet their potential, that we don't want to concentrate on one issue but on the wider substance ... of our relations.

As for assertions about whether he will treat the Russian Federation well or badly, there is a big difference between being secretary of state and being head of a company, albeit a large one.

The threat of losing Palmyra is a loss for all civilized humankind, not just for Russia.

As part of his duties as head of one of the biggest oil companies, he had contacts with our representatives. The president received him several times.

We regret that the world community, including our partners in the United States, are reacting very modestly to the tragedy that unfolded with the attack on the field hospital.

In the Kremlin we wouldn't want to see any actions by the Ukrainian side that breached international law and that might create dangerous conditions for international flights over the territory of Russia and adjacent regions.

But at the same time from our point of view it should not in any way influence the centripetal trend which exists in our bilateral relations with Tokyo.

They are Russian Federation citizens, this is the most important thing in this case.

The commission was postponed as the agenda is still being worked out. Work with Russian oil companies is being regularly carried out by the energy ministry. There are no separate meetings scheduled by the president.

The arrest of Mr Ulyukayev can hardly be associated in any way with changes in economic policy.

It is phenomenal how close they are to one another when it comes to their conceptual approach to foreign policy. And that is probably a good basis for our moderate optimism that they will at least be able to start a dialogue to start to clear out the Augean stables in our bilateral relations.

An atmosphere of mutual trust takes years to achieve. It's not possible to just declare that there is an atmosphere of mutual trust, especially after such serious damage was done in the last few years to our relations.

And our experts, our specialists on the U.S., on international affairs ... Of course they are constantly speaking to their counterparts here, including those from Mr. Trump's group.

Of course, it's quite natural that Russian experts are trying to maintain the dialogue with people from different camps. It's very important to understand the main streams, and understand the main tendencies, nuances in the positions of different parties, different camps here in the United States.

The (Russian) president deems a regime when Russian air forces don't carry out strikes on eastern Aleppo as reasonable if militants don't start combat action.

There is no such issue on the agenda, as such. There are no discussions about that in the Kremlin.

At the same time, he is a rather well-known actor, which became the reason for granting him Russian Federation citizenship.

This is a case which merits the closest attention of the relevant authorities, in this case the prison service.

We'll do whatever is necessary to keep our national interests safe.

Don't speak to terrorists – you have to kill terrorists.

We're still quite a strong country that is capable of preserving its own national interests.

Some countries are trying to play with the devil and use terrorists to get rid of Assad, and some just say thoughtlessly that Assad must leave. If Damascus falls and terrorists take hold there, there will be no political settlement then.

There are plenty of instruments already there to control the skies and the security of our infrastructure in Syria.

It must be liberated and everything must be done to prevent the country's breakup, which could have catastrophic consequences for the entire region.

A temporary base is not a goal, it's a means to achieve the goal that was declared by the president - to help legitimate Syrian authorities in their fight with ISIS and other terrorist organisations. The Syrian territory must be liberated.

Unfortunately, the information that we receive, it does not give us the opportunity to be careless optimists. It is clear that the world community still has very long and hard work ahead.

The Russian military is offering yet another chance, and we hope that our partners will allow us all to take advantage of that.

Russia now expects its partners ... to take the baton and assist this humanitarian operation, to make sure the bandits leave Aleppo, especially its eastern part, in order for a real process of separation of the so-called moderate opposition from terrorist groups to begin.

They mentioned various anti-missile systems, the supplies of which in different variations Russia could consider if there was such a wish on Turkey's side.

Probably the British foreign minister is aware of the Vienna Convention and that Great Britain is duty-bound to take responsibility for the safety of Russian diplomatic missions on its territory.

The President made the decision to cancel his visit. The President noted that he is ready to visit Paris at a time convenient for (French President) Hollande. We will wait for this convenient time to come.

We're not blaming the White House or Langley every time.

Of course we would like our country to be mentioned only positively, but to our regret we know that the Russian card and mentioning our president have practically become an inseparable part of America's election campaign.

Once all preparatory work has been finalised, we will issue a relevant statement.

First-hand radar data identified all flying objects which could have been launched or in the air over the territory controlled by rebels at that moment. The data are clear-cut...there is no rocket. If there was a rocket, it could only have been fired from elsewhere.

If there was a rocket, it could only have been launched from a different area. You can't argue with it, it can't be discussed.

Because there has been no separation of moderates from terrorists, terrorists continue their encroachments, they continue offensives ... Naturally the fight against terrorists is ongoing, it must not be stopped.

Regrettably ... the ceasefire regime has not been effective enough to date. But nonetheless Moscow is not losing hope - and what is more important, not losing political will to spare no effort for achieving a steady process of political settlement in Syria. (But) so far it's been very hard.

The Kremlin views the situation as extremely complicated. We are chiefly concerned that ... terrorists are using a ceasefire to regroup their forces, to replenish their arsenals, for obvious preparations for waging offensives.

Putin "once again received a massive vote of confidence from the country's people.

In general, we can still state that the (ceasefire) process is moving forward, despite some setbacks.

Before Snowden everyone was joking that 'Big brother is watching you' and then we suddenly learned that he actually was watching. Understanding that we all live in an aquarium – and that understanding is exactly what Snowden gave us – is much more important than evaluation of what he did. At least that's my opinion.

Putin sent a clear and unequivocal signal: we are interested in the restoration of our relations, we are interested in renewal of talks in all spheres, including the most sensitive ones.

Moscow is at pains to avoid any words that could be interpreted as direct or indirect interference in the election process.

This will be the first meeting after that collapse in our relations, the first one after the leaders of the two nations turned over that page. Therefore, it's possible to say with confidence they won't lack topics for discussion.

I certainly regret such a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport which refers to absolutely all of our athletes.

Once we have received these proposals from the original source and not from a newspaper, then we will be able to say something.

Such discussions are not taking place in the Kremlin and are not agreed with the Kremlin.

The issues (to be discussed) are fairly predictable. Syria, Ukraine and bilateral relations". Kerry will also hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday.

The return of our guys to Moscow and the pardoning of Savchenko and her return to Kiev can hardly be considered as something that is able to significantly change the current atmosphere, which of course we would like to see as more constructive.

We were in correspondence with him (Elton John) a couple of weeks ago, because there had been an agreement that, if their schedules allow, this meeting would take place. President Putin expressed readiness for this meeting. But this time, the meeting won't take place, unfortunately. Their schedules do not match up. But this does not mean that such a meeting won't take place next time.

We are continuously developing friendly relations with Iran, but we cannot really talk about a new paradigm in our relations.

It's obvious that the intention, the main target, of this attack, was in the first place against our country, and against President Putin himself.

The main target of this disinformation is our president, especially in the context of the upcoming parliamentary elections and in the context of a longer-term perspective - I mean presidential elections in two years.

Such a meeting cannot be excluded, if there are precise dates of his (John's) stay here and if the president's working schedule allows it.

After the withdrawal of part of our (military) contingent from Syria, air force units remaining at two bases – in Hmeymim and Tartous – will continue fighting terrorist groups … and will continue supporting the Syrian's army's offensive.

Negative comments from U.S. politicians were nothing new. It's an open secret for us that demonizing Russia and whatever is linked to Russia is unfortunately a mandatory hallmark of America's election campaign.

We hope that all countries in the region will maintain restraint and a balanced attitude.

I may be wrong. I'm not an expert or a judge but it is obvious that we are definitely talking about a woman who is mentally unsound. You need to regard anything that such a deranged woman says accordingly.

Russia views such trans-border strikes by Turkish artillery and artillery strikes at Syrian territory as unacceptable. We can only express our regret that this draft resolution was not supported.

At the moment one cannot speak of coordinating actions in a practical sense.

But you can put that down to subtle British humour, when an open public inquiry hangs on classified information from unnamed intelligence services and is based on prolific use of the words 'possibly' and 'probably.

Russia was never the initiator of this cooling of relations.

We can express our regret but on the other hand there never is a vacuum in the market, if one company leaves others will fill this gap.

This time the agreement was supported at the highest level and we hope that all parties will honour their commitments.

I do not know the authenticity of this video, I do not know the authenticity of these sources, but in any case no doubt this will be material for review by our special (security) services.

The tragedy in Odessa saw nationalists and radicals burn unarmed people alive, with the permission of the authorities. The Kyiv authorities are not only responsible but are also complicit in these crimes.

They held talks, comprehensively discussed trade and economic relations of Ukraine and Russia.

We need to check this information, but as far as we know, he considers himself a defender of human rights and a campaigner for democratic ideals.

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