Peskov calls publications about GRU special forces to destabilize Europe “pulp fiction”

Peskov calls publications about GRU special forces to destabilize Europe “pulp fiction”

The presidential spokesman said the Kremlin is “not interested in this.”

Russian President’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on a New York Times report on the GRU’s special forces that are destabilizing the situation in Europe. According to Peskov, the Russian authorities are “in no way” interested in this, RBC reports.

Peskov called the material of the American newspaper “pulp fiction.”

“Such sotries belong to the pulp fiction category. President Putin has repeatedly said that Moscow is interested in building good relations with Europe as a whole and its individual countries. This has been repeatedly said and confirmed,” the spokesman for the president said.

Earlier, NYT reported that Peskov redirected the request for the existence of special forces to the Ministry of Defense which simply did not respond. 

The newspaper, citing its sources, reported that intelligence from several Western countries concluded that Russian military unit 29155 was involved in the poisoning of ex-GRU officer Sergei Skripal in 2018 and an attempted coup in Montenegro in 2016. The NYT sources claimed that the unit was so secret that even other departments of the GRU did not know about it.

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