“This (night meeting with Putin. —) due to the overloaded work schedule due to the tense international situation. It is obvious that the international component is time-consuming in daily Affairs at the President,” Peskov said (quoted by “Interfax”).
“Plus, we have an internal agenda, and public events, and meetings on specific issues related to the economy, therefore, fails to meet the light day,” said Peskov, adding that the country’s leadership is “not uncommon”.
At the same time, the President’s press Secretary remarked that it was “absolutely this working, routine meeting, in this case without any public agenda.” Without specifying details, he noted that the meeting addressed “the current [issues] and economic development on intermediate term prospect”.
“I can’t tell you,” added Sands.
At 07:00 Moscow time on the Kremlin website appeared a message about the past with the participation of heads of state meeting on economic issues. It was noted that it was late in the evening on March 10.
According to the Kremlin, the meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, presidential aide Andrei Belousov, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, economic development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, Chairman of the accounts chamber Tatyana Golikova and the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina.