Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov was unable to comment on the list of candidates for the presidency of Russia, announced by State Duma deputy Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on the possible successors of Vladimir Putin, whose names listed the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Among the main candidates for the presidency, the politician named Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and ex-head of state Dmitry Medvedev.
Peskov noted that usually such reasoning is not supported by anything, but Vladimir Zhirinovsky has extensive “political experience.” “Probably, his ratings are based on something,” the Kremlin spokesman said.
According to Peskov, the topic of successors is always of interest at the political level and in other circles. However, most of the time, these arguments are unfounded. “I cannot comment on this in any way,” concluded Peskov.