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Vladimir Putin is giving up his traditional press conference at the end of the year

Vladimir Putin is giving up his traditional press conference at the end of the year

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The Kremlin announced on Monday, December 12, that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not hold his traditional year-end press conference. There is no doubt that the context of the military setbacks that Russia has accumulated in Ukraine and the Western sanctions imposed on Moscow is not far from this decision.

By the beginning of the new year, there will be no of the president’s press conference, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a telephone briefing, noting that Putin has spoken to the press on other occasions, including when he traveled to “foreign countries.” However, this major face-to-face meeting between the Russian leader and the press has taken place every year since 2001, except between 2008 and 2012, when he served as prime minister.

hundreds of journalists

This annual press conference brings together hundreds of Russian and foreign journalists, usually lasting several hours, as Vladimir Putin answers direct questions on all sorts of topics, from diplomacy to everyday Russian issues. The president’s responses to the media were often orders given to the government or regional authorities.

Punishment rain

The decision not to hold the year-end press conference comes as Russia, which launched a military offensive against Ukraine in February, has suffered several military setbacks in recent months and decreed partial mobilization in September 2022. Since the start of that offensive, Russia is now facing a handover embargo. its oil to the European Union.

(with France Press agency)

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