The place of presidential aide for international Affairs Yuri Ushakov may take Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, says “Kommersant”. About it the newspaper said two sources close to the presidential administration.

In March 2017. marks 70 years old, he can continue his career as Ambassador in a European country, and the Kremlin, meanwhile, is actively looking for a replacement. Sands is not the only candidate for the post. Also, consider the candidature of the Ambassador of Russia in China Andrei Denisov, and some senior officials of the foreign Ministry.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov commented cautiously, saying that the resignation Ushakov “no signs”.

Ushakov holds the position of assistant to the President on foreign Affairs from 21 may 2012. Prior to that, he worked for four years as the Deputy chief of staff in Putin’s government, where he oversaw the international agenda of the head of the Cabinet. “Kommersant” connects with the work of weakening the foreign Ministry and the growing importance of the government and of the Kremlin in shaping the foreign policy agenda.

Later, some foreign media called Ushakova “direct channel of communication with Vladimir Putin”. So, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet cited him as one of the officials engaged in secret diplomacy to resolve the conflict between Moscow and Ankara after the Turkish air force was shot down in Syria, the Russian bomber su-24 in November 2015. Supposedly, Ushakov gave a letter of apology to the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Vladimir Putin.

Sands can become assistant to the President on international issues 12.10.2016

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