The journalists asked Dmitry Peskov on Monday, was whether the Kremlin has any contacts with members of the new team elected President of the USA of Donald trump. “No, the Kremlin was not” — said the press Secretary of the President. On specifying question, whether he met with trump or anyone from his entourage during a recent trip to new York, Peskov said, Interfax reports.
However, he drew attention to the fact that the team is trump just being formed and talk about any expectations yet. “It is too early to talk about it, and do not get ahead of ourselves. Of course, it is necessary to judge on any certain steps, decisions, signals that are sent from the new administration,” — said Peskov.
On Friday, November 11, Peskov in an interview with Associated Press said that about the presidential race in the United States, Moscow had maintained contacts with the staffs of both presidential candidates — Hillary Clinton and Donald trump. The representative of the Kremlin has called these contacts “quite natural, quite normal.” According to Peskov, we are talking about the Russian experts on U.S. and international Affairs.
Yesterday, 13 November, the Russian foreign Ministry explained that the contacts with supporters of trump’s and Clinton during the presidential campaign was “diplomatic routine”. The official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the contact with trump was on the line of the Russian Embassy.
“We have active in this sense, the Ambassador, he met with the senators was the Senate Republicans. Not only the Ambassador met and had contacts with people who supported trump. Just to understand what is coming, what is the agenda” — said Zakharov.