"Dismiss Surkov Vladislav Yuryevich from the post of assistant to the President of the Russian Federation. This decree comes into force from the day it is signed," the decree says.
As we reported before, Deputy Head of the Administration of the Russian President Dmitry Kozak is appointed as the new representative for Ukraine-related affairs.
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.
Previously, Assistant to Russian President Vladimir Putin Vladislav Surkov almost stopped his work in the Ukrainian direction after the Zelensky’s victory in the presidential election in Ukraine.
One of the interlocutors of the agency said that work has not been carried out since 2018, but "after Zelensky’s victory, everything stopped."
He noted that Surkov and his team stopped working with public opinion leaders in Ukraine to formulate an agenda on the need for federalization and protection of the rights of Russian speakers.