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MOSCOW, February 13. /TASS/. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on the row involving Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak and President Donald Trump’s national security advisor Michael Flynn who allegedly discussed the issue of anti-Russia sanctions prior to the inauguration. "We would like to give no comments on any internal discussions in Washington," he said when asked a respective question.
When asked whether Kislyak informed Moscow about his contacts with Flynn, Peskov said: "Any ambassador provides information about all contacts."
Last week the Washington Post wrote with reference to current and former US officials that Michael Flynn privately discussed US sanctions against Moscow with Russian ambassador to the United States "during the month before President Trump took office."
Flynn’s communication with Sergey Kislyak "was interpreted by some senior US officials as an inappropriate and potentially illegal signal to the Kremlin that it could expect a reprieve from sanctions," the newspaper wrote. According to the Washington Post, "Flynn urged Russia not to overreact to the penalties being imposed by President Barack Obama, making clear that the two sides would be in position to review the matter after Trump was sworn in as president."
The FBI is continuing to examine Flynn’s communications with Kislyak, the newspaper wrote.
As was reported earlier the Kremlin denied the information. When asked whether the Russian ambassador indeed discussed the sanctions issue with Trump’s advisor, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said his understanding is that "there were certain conversations [between Flynn and Kislyak]", though "it is better to double check the information in the Foreign Ministry."
"Other than that the information is not correct," he added.