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“There is no need to publish anything,” Dmitry Peskov said. “We consider the issue closed.”
Last week Western media reported that in his telephone conversation with the EC president, Putin said that Russia was capable of “taking Kiev in two weeks.” According to reports, Barroso allegedly spoke himself about this with his European colleagues.
However, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal daily on Thursday, Barroso’s spokesperson Pia Ahrenkilde-Hansen admitted that Putin’s words that Russian forces could take the Ukrainian capital in two weeks period were cited out of the context.
Commenting on last week’s Western media reports, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin’s words were misinterpreted and criticized the European Commission for making public parts of the telephone talk between EC President Barroso and the Russian leader.
Ushakov said the publication of telephone conversation content was “incorrect and beyond the boundaries of diplomatic practice.”“If that really happened, I believe it was unworthy of a serious political figure,” the Kremlin official said. “Regardless of whether these words were said or not, in my opinion, that quote was taken out of the context and implied a very different meaning.”
In order to put an end to all disputes around the issue, Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said the Kremlin administration had both an audio recorded version and the transcript of the whole telephone conversation and was ready to make them public “to remove all misunderstandings.