MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov hit back at a remark made by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba about "eliminating" Russian President Vladimir Putin. When speaking to reporters on Monday, the spokesman castigated Kuleba saying that this comment undermined the top diplomat’s reputation and raised doubts about his professional competence.
"Surely, this [Kuleba’s statement] erodes the [minister’s] credibility and raises doubts about his professional competence," the Kremlin spokesman said.
Earlier, in an attempt to take a swipe at Putin, Kuleba asserted that the Russian President’s "elimination" would be sufficient to stop the special operation, in Ukraine, going on to claim that "peace and security in Europe would also require" what he called the "de-Putinization of Russia".