October 30, 2014 / 11:20 AM / in 3 years

Putin's spokesman casts doubt on Crimea report, says never heard of source

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said on Thursday he had no idea who the Ukrainian diplomat behind a news story that Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had reached an official deal on Crimea was.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting at the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

“I have no idea who Bogdan Yaremenko is, we have more than 3,000 such diplomats,” Dmitry Peskov told Reuters. Traders said a report by Ukraine’s UNIAN news agency on Crimea that cited Yaremenko was driving a sharp correction in the rouble.

Reporting by Daria Korsunskaya; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Elizabeth Piper

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below