Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov was not opposed to the annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation. This was stated by Vladimir Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, reported Snob.
"It was not known to me that someone was against it," said Peskov.
Earlier in February, former State Duma Deputy Denis Voronenkov, who recently acquired Ukrainian citizenship, said that Surkov was against the idea of annexing Crimea and the decision on it "was taken by one man."
As reported, Voronenkov, being a deputy of the State Duma, voted for the annexation of the Crimea and the deployment of Russian troops in Ukraine. He represented the Communist Party in the State Duma. In December, together with his wife, also a former member of the State Duma, he moved to Kyiv.