Putin’s annual news conference to be held ‘without innovations,’ says Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual news conference on December 20 will be held in its traditional manner, without any innovations but organizers will create conditions for a direct dialogue between the president and journalists, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, Trend reports referring to TASS.
"There can hardly be any innovations here," Peskov said answering a question. "The key goal of this event is to organize a barrier-free contact with federal, regional and foreign journalists with the head of state," he noted.
The Kremlin spokesman stressed that these big news conferences by the Russian leader are "an unprecedented format." "Few people in the world hold such sessions of communication with journalists," he said. "But we believe this is necessary for the purpose of providing full information to the media and with its help for all of society regarding the current situation and the outcome of the year," Peskov pointed out.
The presidential spokesman declined to predict how the news conference would be held this time. "It is evident that this is not an orchestrated event," he said.