Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin (left to right)
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The Russian presidential aide for international Affairs Yuri Ushakov will leave the presidential administration in connection with achievement 70-summer age, the sources told the newspaper “Kommersant”. One of the candidates for his place edition called Dmitry Peskov
According to interlocutors of”Kommersant”, the resignation of Ushakov will happen until March 2017 when he turns 70 years. Sources said that he may pursue a career as an Ambassador in one of the European countries.
Among the candidates in his place, the newspaper’s sources called a few people. Among them the Russian Ambassador in China Andrei Denisov, some senior members of the foreign Ministry, as well as the press-Secretary of Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov.
Senior newspaper sources in the government said that there was not satisfied with the work of Ushakova neither the Kremlin nor the government, nor in the diplomatic service.
“He loves his job and used to do well,” he assured the interlocutors of the newspaper.
The position of assistant to the President on foreign policy issues Ushakov has held since may 21, 2012. Prior to that, he worked for four years as the Deputy head of the government apparatus at a time when Putin was Prime Minister. At this time, Ushakov was in charge of international issues. Earlier, Ushakov was Russia’s Ambassador to the United States.
Dmitry Peskov also worked in the government during Putin’s Premiership. In April 2008 he was appointed press Secretary to the Prime Minister. In may 2012, after another victory of Vladimir Putin in the presidential election, Peskov was appointed Deputy head of the presidential administration — spokesman of the President of Russia.