It's Putin's aide Surkov, not spokesman Peskov, who arrived in occupied Luhansk – media

14:50, 28 March 2017
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Ukraine's intelligence community is not aware of Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov's visit to the occupied Luhansk; however, it is reported that Putin's adviser Vladislav Surkov is paying a visit there, Ukrainska Pravda wrote, citing its sources.

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"According to our data, Surkov arrived in the occupied territories on March 28," an Ukrainska Pravda source said.

"We do not have any information on Peskov's arrival," he added.

The representative of the Security Service of Ukraine Yuriy Tandit could not confirm information about Peskov's visit either, noting to UNIAN that this information was being verified.

"We have not commented on this information yet. However, we heard from open sources of the alleged visit to the occupied Luhansk of a press secretary of the head of a neighboring country. We are checking this information," he said.

In turn, Dmitry Peskov in his comment to Gazeta.ru given by phone dismissed reports on his visit to occupied Luhansk as a hoax.

As reported earlier, Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov has reportedly arrived on a secret visit to Luhansk on March 27. One of the possible versions is a potential change in the leadership of the "Luhansk People's Republic" (LPR) terrorist organization, OstroV online news outlet has reported today.

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