SOCHI, May 14. /TASS/. The Kremlin does not comment on rumors about the resignation of Acting Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov, as it never makes staff reshuffle announcements, Acting Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
"We never announce decisions on staff changes and provide information about decrees after they are signed," he said. When asked if Surkov’s dismissal could affect the Kremlin’s position on the Ukrainian crisis, the acting presidential spokesman pointed out that it was the head of state and not some state officials who determined the country’s foreign policy.
"The president’s foreign policy has been consistent, crystal clear and well known to the entire world," Peskov said.