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Kremlin: Putin Health Normal; EU Sanctions Harming Own Citizens


Comments from Kremlin spox Dmitri Peskov hitting wires:

  • Kremlin rejects the rumours of Putin's poor health, says his condition is normal. [Comes after videos of Putin's arrival in Tehran earlier this week apparently showing him with limp].
  • Kremlin: We hope the next British PM will be more 'balanced' towards Russia.
  • Kremlin: 'Russia remains a very important and indispensable part of European energy security'.
  • Kremlin: 'All difficulties with gas supplies from Russia are caused by Western restrictions, including turbine maintenance'.
  • Asked on restart of gas flows via Nord Stream I Peskov refers to earlier comments from Putin stating that Gazprom has fulfilled and will fulfill its obligations.
  • Kremlin: EU is 'maniacally sticking to Russia sanctions that harm its own citizens'.
  • Kremlin: Even the harshest possible sanctions never made countries change their position.

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