SOT, Dmitri Peskov, Press Secretary of the Russian president (Russian): «We find it impossible, extremely difficult to maintain a dialogue on this issue with the media .Actually, we would not like to do this. It is just impossible. We cannot treat the media as vis-a-vis while dealing with such a sensitive issue as this incident involving the Skripals. Our agencies need to have official original... Еще information in order to be able to participate in the investigation into this case. These materials can come out only from competent sources.»
SOT, Dmitri Peskov, Press Secretary of the Russian president (Russian): «Special services, but not the President Administration continue to… Look, the Kremlin is not a vis-à-vis in this issue, we do not deal with searching or identifying people and furthermore we are not a special service. That is why, actually, our agencies need the original materials concerning what happened in Salisbury. Only by having them, they could facilitate or take part in a joint investigation.»
SOT, Dmitri Peskov, Press Secretary of the Russian president (Russian): «We, I mean the Kremlin, we don't want to participate in a continuing discussion of this question, furthermore, we do not want to do that dealing with the media as partners. All the discussions concerning who resembles who and so on. You know, after all until now ten Stalins and 15 Lenins have been running across Red Square. And all of them extremely resemble real people.»
SOT, Dmitri Peskov, Press Secretary of the Russian president (Russian): «Yes, we have verified. I have no information confirming that anyone named this way has been ever awarded.»
Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov said Kremlin has no info that anyone named Anatoliy Chepiga has been ever awarded a Hero of the Russian Federation by the Russian president, speaking to journalists in a phone interview in Dushanbe on Friday.
Peskov's comments come after on Thursday UK-based investigative blogger group Bellingcat and Russian media outlet the Insider claimed to have revealed the true identity of a Russian man the UK says is the suspect of the nerve-agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
Peskov stated that the Russian special services need official original information from the British side in order to comment on the issue.
He also said that the Kremlin does not want to take part «in a continuing discussion of this question.»