In the President’s Administration is coming reshuffle. According to “Kommersant”, it is expected that his post in early 2017 will leave the assistant Vladimir Putin on international Affairs Yuri Ushakov. But who will take his seat – remains an open question. By the way, one of the contenders for the post can become a press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
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According to the publication, citing informed sources in the AP, Ushakov prepares to leave the presidential Administration, where he worked the last four years, from may 21, 2012, in connection with the attainment of old age in March 2017 he will celebrate 70-summer anniversary. However, to fully retire the official plans. Perhaps he will be offered the position of Ambassador.
“Neither the Kremlin nor the government has no claims to the work of Yuri Ushakov. He loves his job and does it well… Even after leaving the presidential Administration Mr. Ushakov remains ready to devote himself to diplomatic work as Ambassador in one of the European countries,” sources in the AP.
“To the point of care Ushakov’s question of the succession must be solved. Since this post is paramount, the selection will be very careful… Among the contenders – the Russian Ambassador in China Andrei Denisov, a spokesman for the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, as well as several high-ranking employees of the Russian MFA,” the sources noted.
Dmitry Peskov, has so far refrained from making any predictions about his appointment, because, according to him, while there are “no signs”.