Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary of the president of the Russian Federation, stated that Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, will not communicate with journalists “as [he did] before the pandemic” in the upcoming time, because of the flu and “coronavirus mutations”.
Source: Latvia-based Russian media outlet Meduza
Quote: “To be honest, it is unlikely that it [communication with journalists – ed.] will be the same as it was before the pandemic, in the foreseeable future.”
Details: According to Peskov, there is a “mutation process [of the coronavirus – ed.] and strong epidemiological waves of different strains of the flu” are taking place, so those responsible for Putin’s safety and health should “take precautionary measures”.
Quote: “In such conditions, the health of the president [Putin] is a matter of state security. Therefore, it would be wrong to expect that it will be the same as before soon. I will answer, it won’t.”