"Let's not go too far with the reaction, especially do not expect any reprimands... This story has no relation to the quality of the vehicle," Peskov told journalists in Moscow.
He suggested referring to such oddities "with humor and goodwill."
Peskov said that the car handle had already been reattached.
Read alsoMalaysia interested in Ukraine-made weaponryA curious incident occurred when Russian President Vladimir Putin examined new military equipment in Sochi on May 12. Leading an excursion, General Alexander Shevchenko tried to open the door of the vehicle, but he failed to do this at the first attempt. At the second try, he tore off the handle.
"Good job," Putin said with irony.
The authorities claim that UAZ-Patriot "has an automatic door lock." The ignition must be on to open the doors.