Russian President Vladimir Putin himself decides on the actions of Russia in response to sanctions of any country, his actions are dictated «solely by national interest». Therefore, the statement that the former assistant to the President of the USA Michael Flynn has tried to influence this process is absurd, said the Kremlin.
The decision on whether to adopt retaliatory measures in response to sanctions of a particular country, takes it personally President Vladimir Putin, it does not involve any requests and recommendations, reported the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
The Kremlin noted that the former assistant to the President of the USA Michael Flynn could not ask for anything of the former Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, the more it could affect the adoption of Russian leader Vladimir Putin in the end of 2016 decisions about how to respond to an entered outgoing Obama administration sanctions.
«Flynn couldn’t ask for anything Kislyak is absurd. And the more those requests could not be brought to the President <…> Information that Putin gets from the ambassadors, it’s nobody’s business. The decision the President makes absolutely alone, guided, as he himself repeatedly said, only the national interests of Russia», — the words Peskov TASS.
In February, Michael Flynn was forced to resign from the post of adviser to the President on national security after it became known that he repeatedly had contacts with the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak before the inauguration of the trump. While Flynn has not informed the Vice-President of the USA Mike Pence about the content of those conversations. Media speculated that the former Advisor had discussed with the dubious possible lifting of anti-Russian sanctions.
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