Deputy Head of the Administration of the Russian President Dmitry Kozak is appointed as the new representative for Ukrainian issues as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing Vladimir Putin’s Spokesperson Vladimir Putin.
On February 11, during the communication with the journalists, Peskov was asked whether the recent contacts of Kozak on prisoners’ exchange issue means that the oversight of ‘Ukrainian affairs’ was passed to him and Peskov said the next:
“At least, I may state now that yes, Kozak deals and will continue to deal with Ukrainian affairs and integration issues at the new post,” he said.
Peskov noted that the precise formulation will be spotted during in allocation of responsibilities, which are ‘not formalized’ yet.
Earlier assistant of Russia’s president, curator of Ukrainian direction, Vladislav Surkov left public office as Director of Political Situation Center Aleksey Chesnakov reported on January 25.
Soon, Dmitry Peskov stated that there are no orders on the resignation of Surkov. There are still no orders on his resignation.
As we reported, Russia’s government resigned, following President Vladimir Putin's proposal for constitutional changes.