There are no decrees on the resignation of Vladislav Surkov, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The speaker of the president of Russia Dmitry Peskov said this in a comment to Interfax news agency on January 25.
He added that he did not have any information on this issue.
Besides, according to Peskov, Russia's policy "in the Ukrainian direction" has not changed, and "any reasoning on this subject is a personal point of view."
Earlier, the director of the Center for Political Conjuncture Alexei Chesnakov said that Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov left the civil service.
Surkov is responsible for shaping policies with regard to Ukraine and cooperation with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. He was also called the "architect" of the war in the Donbass and the main ideologist of creating terrorist groups, the "people's republics" in eastern Ukraine.
Vladislav Surkov served as Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation from September 20, 2013 till now, and also from March 26, 2004 to May 7, 2008.
As we reported, on the evening of January 22, Jerusalem police detained a man on suspicion of organizing an assassination attempt on Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A man approached a police officer and asked if Vladimir Putin arrived at the Yad Vashem memorial complex. She replied that she had not arrived and asked why the man needed this information. He replied that he wanted to "remove him."