A Spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, said the complaints of the Crimean residents are a governmental issue.
- Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev heads the government, and you know that it is a governmental issue. Our government has broad powers, thus in this case I do not consider it correct to comment on the decision by the government and, even more so - the Head of the Cabinet, Peskov told a press conference as cited by UNIAN.
Earlier, QHA reported on a visit of a leader of the United Russia Party, Dmitry Medvedev to Crimea. The aim of the trip was to meet with the party members who were to take part in the preliminary voting.
During the visit to annexed Crimea, Medvedev also met with outraged pensioners. When asked about pension indexation, he said, "No money," and called on the Crimean residents to "be strong."
The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Ukraine, in turn, voiced a protest against an unagreed stay of Prime Minister in Crimea.