Kremlin hopes Putin-Trump's transcripts of talks not to be published
Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has said the Kremlin hopes transcripts of talks between Russian and U.S. Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, will not be published.
"Of course, we would like to hope that in our bilateral relations, which are already full of serious problems, we won't get to such situations," Peskov told journalists, answering the question whether the Kremlin is afraid of publishing transcripts of talks between Russian presidents and the United States, as was done with the publication of the transcript of Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, an UNIAN correspondent in Russia reports.
Peskov emphasized such publications are "an internal affair of the United States, and we are not going to interfere."
According to him, the publication of negotiations is an unusual practice since the materials of conversations at the level of heads of state are classified as "secret" or "top secret."
"As a rule, they are not published," Peskov said and added that in the case of Ukraine, this was done by mutual agreement.
When asked if the Kremlin was ready to greenlight the publication of Russian-American negotiations if the White House needs it, he said there could not be "some kind of eventual answer," and each case should be considered. "No one reached out to us with such proposals," Peskov added.