Putin chooses systemic solutions to questions highlighted at Q&A session – Peskov

Dmitry Peskov file photo adapted from image at kremlin.ru/wikimedia commons

MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax) – The issues highlighted at the Q&A session with Russian President Vladimir Putin are later discussed at meetings with heads of the presidential administration and government members; they are not handled manually, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

“As a rule, questions asked at the Q&A session are processed one way or another at such meetings with cabinet members, which take place within the few following weeks,” Peskov said on the Night with Vladimir Solovyov program aired by the Rossiya 1 (VGTRK) channel late on Thursday.

Peskov referred to the frequent criticism that “the president has to solve these problems in manual fashion.”

“I can assure you that this is wrong. Certain problems really need to be handled manually, but the president generally prefers systemic solutions, which, by the way, he is now working on in the Kremlin,” Peskov said.

Some of the questions raised by citizens during the Q&A session “had a truly drastic and substantive nature,” he said.

“These are [the questions] we are trying to address; whenever something serious is mentioned, it is added to the list of problems to be dealt with by many in furtherance of the Q&A session. As you know, a long list of directives is traditionally considered, drawn up and signed by the president after his Q&A sessions,” Peskov said.

The president takes close to heart the inactivity and callousness of the authorities and officials, he said.

“He really cares about such things and practically ‘clings’ to the problem and mobilizes everyone for its solution. This is true, and his response is very intense,” the press secretary said.

Peskov told the program anchor he did not know when the president’s working day would end on Thursday.

“He is working in the Kremlin these very minutes. You have seen that he is in perfect shape, so wait, I will tell you later,” Peskov said.

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