Can Peskov's statements about mobilization, negotiations and peace with Ukraine be trusted

In recent days, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, has made several resonant statements about the possibility of a second wave of mobilization in Russia, the real goals of the special operation in Ukraine, and the prospects for a peace treaty with the Kyiv regime. Among the patriotic public, Dmitry Sergeevich's latest revelations only caused growing irritation. How did it happen that the "voice of Putin" in just 9 months of the SVO gained such a high "anti-rating" among the population?

"A firm handshake"

In order to better understand the metamorphosis that has occurred with the public image of Peskov, one should consider the very institution of the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation in its development. If suddenly someone has forgotten, then the 20-year rule of Vladimir Putin was preceded by the era of "Tsar Boris", perhaps the darkest and most shameful period in our history. One of the most memorable public figures of that time was President Yeltsin's press secretary Sergei Yastrzhembsky.

Sergei Vladimirovich had an excellent education, having graduated from MGIMO, and for his external data and consonance with his last name, he was nicknamed the "female hawk." Boris Nikolaevich spoke of his subordinate as follows:

I introduced Helmut Kohl to Sergei Yastrzhembsky, my new press secretary. He looked at him for exactly a second and smiled: "It's clear, Boris, you have taken a diplomat who will be good at deceiving journalists." Later, I often recalled this kind of random joke of his ... Sergei Vladimirovich really had sometimes a very hard time in his service.

And indeed, it was not easy. Sergei Yastrzhembsky initially put forward the condition that there should be no intermediaries between him and the president who would dictate to him what to say. The need to cover for his boss, who needed urgent serious heart surgery, without resorting to outright lies, led to the appearance of, probably, the first new Russian meme about a “strong handshake”:

The President is undergoing a dispensary examination, works, and his handshake is strong.

Yastrzhembsky held the position of Yeltsin's press secretary for a relatively short time, from March 28, 1997 to September 12, 1998. The reason for his disgrace was that the "voice of Yeltsin" began to quickly turn into political figure, becoming one of the signatories of a letter addressed to the head of state with a request to consider Primakov, Vyakhirev or Luzhkov as candidates for the post of prime minister of the country.

As a result, Yevgeny Primakov really headed the government, but all the authors of the letter lost their posts. Subsequently, Yastrzhembsky worked for several years in the Moscow government at the invitation of Yuri Luzhkov.

"Blizzard carries"

The figure of President Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov today makes a very ambivalent impression. Many Russians do not like the fact that he constantly talks about negotiations with the Zelensky regime during the last nine months of the special operation in Ukraine, and they do not understand how to feel about it. Is he expressing the official position of his direct boss Putin or is he "bringing a blizzard" from himself?

On the one hand, it would be very naive to consider Peskov's words as some kind of "blizzard" that can simply be ignored. Sorry, but this is officially the press secretary of the head of state, the explanation of whose position is the work of Dmitry Sergeyevich, which he has been doing since 2008. Peskov himself has the highest class rank of a real state adviser to the Russian Federation, 1st class. He is also Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation. It is difficult to find a person in our country who would be closer to the "body of the first person" like Dmitry Peskov.

On the other hand, if Putin himself is to be believed, his own press secretary allows himself great liberties in public judgments and statements. Back in 2018, the president complained to the Russians about Peskov as follows:

We have two thousand administration employees, do you really think that I control everyone? There (presidential press secretary - author's note) Peskov is sitting opposite, my press secretary, he sometimes carries such a "blizzard", I watch on TV and think: what is he talking about there? Who entrusted it to him?

The head of state also denied responsibility for the words of Andrey Krutskikh, Special Representative of the President of Russia for International Cooperation in the Field of Information Security, that the country is “on the verge of the moment” when it will “talk on equal terms with the Americans in the information space”:

I have no idea what he said, well, you can ask him. Do you think that I should comment on everything that officials of the administration or government say, or what? I have my own job.

And the truth is, on an equal footing with the Americans, we, alas, somehow do not succeed. However, in the end, a rather ugly picture emerges, when all these court “equerry”, “cupbearers” and “clerks” under both of our “kings” turn into independent political figures, allowing themselves their own public judgments and not bearing any responsibility for it. This is very unfortunate.

Even more annoying is the fact that there is no longer any faith in the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation after he himself disavowed his statements. What do Peskov's words mean, for example, in response to the question of whether there will be a second wave of mobilization in Russia?

No, there are no discussions about this. I can't speak for the Ministry of Defense. But there is no discussion in the Kremlin on this matter.

No discussions? Maybe they don't exist because there is already a solution? Or is the Kremlin simply technically pointing the finger at the RF Ministry of Defense, which will actually “force” a second wave of mobilization, putting it before the fact? And what about Peskov’s short answer to the question of whether Vladimir Putin received a draft peace agreement with Ukraine before the G20 summit:


What is not? No, you didn't? Or acted, but not to Putin personally, but, for example, to the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Lavrov? Or did they act, but not a draft peace agreement, but Kyiv's demand for the surrender of Russia? Or did he act, but not before the summit in Indonesia, but after?

As you can see, this is the usual verbal balancing act in the spirit of a “strong handshake”, behind which anything can be hidden.
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  2. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 23 November 2022 12: 00
    Peskov, who has two families living with adversaries, is the voice of the fifth column of traitors and traitors who need peace at any cost, but with the return of yesterday.
  3. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 23 November 2022 12: 04
    Peskov said that the NMD is taking place in Ukraine, although there is not a single Russian soldier on the territory of Ukraine.
    The Commander-in-Chief has retired and is already ready to trade ammonia with the Nazis through Odessa.
    Shoigu has a complete lack of understanding of how to liberate Russian territories, Kherson and other cities.
    The NMD failed - the main condition of the NMD - the cessation of shelling of Donetsk, was not fulfilled in almost a year.
    All hopes for Surovikin resulted in the surrender of Kherson.
    General Armageddon keeps the army in the trenches with mice and no offensive ..... will soon turn into a Gordon General ...
    Murmur everywhere. The tops trade with the Nazis and NATO, and the men for exchange?
    A little war and a little trade?

    Danazification of Ukraine - how is it?
    Demilitarization - how is it?
    Well, they want to ban the ROC in Ukraine and de-Satanization - how is it?
  4. lance Offline lance
    lance 23 November 2022 13: 25
    congratulations, kriten i hiker- you are the first representatives of the people to be contacted by the cia.
    1. Dust Offline Dust
      Dust (Sergei) 24 November 2022 00: 54
      Dear, if there is something to object, write, otherwise write as a liberal who has nothing to object to and begins to get personal.
  5. borisvt Offline borisvt
    borisvt (boris) 23 November 2022 13: 27
    That he, that Medinsky are figures, partly the victims of attempts to cruise and fish, and partly correspond, almost certainly, to their negative portrait, and therefore do what they order.
  6. Vasya 225 Offline Vasya 225
    Vasya 225 (Vyacheslav) 23 November 2022 14: 33
    Peskov is the standard of views of that layer of Moscow boys who have had a successful life, and from all this gopota and her worries there is only trouble. The place, of course, is rich and not dusty, I don’t want to lose it, but the true essence is no, no, and it sticks out. Once the boss suffers, then lackey to the court.
    1. Ignatov Oleg Georgievich (Oleg) 23 November 2022 21: 41
      Vasya, you correctly, albeit in a rough form, assessed Peskov. You know, one scientist-historian said the following - Peter the Great - Aleksashka Menshikov made him great. He is still a rogue and a rogue.
      1. Vasya 225 Offline Vasya 225
        Vasya 225 (Vyacheslav) 24 November 2022 08: 46
        I agree. True, in this case, in my opinion, the picture is reversed and thoroughly.
      2. Vasya 225 Offline Vasya 225
        Vasya 225 (Vyacheslav) 24 November 2022 08: 56
        About the form. The form is meaningfully chosen by the author in relation to the subject of assessment.
  7. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 23 November 2022 14: 59
    Most unpleasant personality, stirs and slides. He replaced Chubais in the anti-rating of the people. And Putin strangely tolerates him, why would it be .. IMHO.
  8. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 23 November 2022 17: 00
    Mobilization continues under the guise of volunteers, military pensioners, PMCs, new territories in which martial law.
    Peace negotiations with the nationalists began in Belarus, continued in Turkey, and probably continue behind the scenes today.
  9. Rikochet Offline Rikochet
    Rikochet (Rikochet) 23 November 2022 17: 16
    Yes, basically, who is spinning around Putin, everything is in the anti-rating, starting with the late Sobchak, but the most mysterious for me is Levitin, I understand that he is Leningradsky everywhere on all trips, but such a hidden beholder does not stick out.
  10. Moscow Offline Moscow
    Moscow 23 November 2022 20: 10
    In the Presidential Administration, there are no weekly planning meetings, where the President would set tasks for his employees and listen to their reports. Hence the "mess in the brains" of the entire Administration and then the whole country. And from the meetings of the President with governors and oligarchs on TV, there is little you will understand, especially about the goals of the NWO.
  11. RFR Online RFR
    RFR (RFR) 23 November 2022 21: 06
    I would like a guarantor, I would have dispersed this gang of liberals long ago ... It doesn’t disperse, which means it doesn’t want to ...
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  13. svit55 Offline svit55
    svit55 (Sergey Valentinovich) 23 November 2022 21: 37
    The most annoying type. It is not clear for whom he works, but obviously not for the Russian Federation.
  14. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 23 November 2022 22: 03
    Peskov himself does not understand what is happening.
    But he skillfully twists and carries a blizzard ...
  15. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 23 November 2022 22: 07
    The need to cover for your boss ... without resorting to outright lies, led to the emergence of ... the first new Russian meme about a "strong handshake":

    A cooler new Russian meme was the explanation for the disappearance of EBN from the media space for 10-12-14 days: "The president is working with documents."

    As for mobilization, I expect the second wave in January, the third - in April.
    But this is only if the Commander-in-Chief and who decide with him to actually liberate Ukraine from Khokhlo-Nazism. If they decide to freeze this NWO in its current state, then I do not foresee any additional mobilizations.
  16. dark_65 Offline dark_65
    dark_65 (Oleg ) 23 November 2022 22: 28
    About Peskov. This is more like the old forgotten one, "But the tsar doesn’t know, all the boyars are to blame."
    He teaches exactly what .. what allows him. And when there is nothing to say. But it is necessary. Then there is no one better than a mustache.
  17. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 23 November 2022 22: 51
    What to discuss then?
    A clear example of the competence of the authorities, the lack of family ties with foreign countries, and living within their means (remember the modest hours of him and his family?)

    With these, we will definitely win everyone! ))))
    1. Dingo Offline Dingo
      Dingo (Victor) 24 November 2022 09: 30
      lack of family ties with foreign countries, and living within their means

      Yeah ... Spinning, as if in a frying pan. Tries to please everyone.

  18. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 23 November 2022 23: 55
    Just ask the Kremlin one question and everything will become clear.
    Is it a crime to trade with an enemy country that is fighting against Russia or a country that is a sponsor of a country that is fighting against Russia.
    Under Stalin, merchants would have been shot for trading with any satellite of Germany.
    Under Putin, the main loot is the main loot, and the fact that diesel is being driven from Russian oil for tanks against Russia is of no interest to anyone, just like LNG in NATO through gaskets, grain to speculators in Europe and Africa ....
    NATO members also need to make visas for free!

    If the US has a special operation in Iraq, then they do not trade with Iraq at the same time!
    They demolish the regime by any means.

    Every resident of Russia wants to find out from Peskov about the Russian Forbes list and where these billionaires with billions are and what each of them did for the SVO.
    What factories have been built, what products are produced .....
    As before IN GLOSS 200 pages!
    And then grandmothers knit socks for soldiers ... and Russia is rolling into the 90s.
    Lancets are made by some enthusiasts...
    Kuzmichi will return from the war and ask the merchants to the fullest.
    And then with the singers. jesters and comedians are asked, tantrums from morning to evening on TV channels
    but not with billionaires.
  19. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 24 November 2022 00: 42
    What Peskov voices is Putin speaking in a narrow circle. All the negativity of inept political decisions is allowed to be voiced by Peskov and they watch how the people react. We must proceed from the fact that Peskov is a dependent figure.
  20. Siegfried Online Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 24 November 2022 00: 45
    much points to, if not a direct agreement between the US and Russia, then perhaps the tacit consent of everyone (including the EU) to the need to dismantle the ugly monster called Ukraine (in the form that it is now).

    As you can see, neither the EU nor the US is actually trying to really help Ukraine. Financial assistance at the level of "die, but a little later." Military assistance at the same level. It is obvious that the United States cannot abruptly and apparently refuse assistance, simply abandon its project, its ally. We need to keep putting on a show.

    But the support of the West for the Ukroreich that we can now observe can hardly be called a resolute indestructible determination, a desire to achieve victory. Attacks on the energy system of Ukraine are practically not even commented on by the West. The EU squeezed out something about sponsorship of terrorism in order to somehow hide the obvious fact - the West's response to Russia's actions "okay, let's finish them already, what's left here."

    The West has created such an ugly monster that ziguetes in SS stripes, kills civilians, from whose refugees the whole of Europe is already in natural shock. The West no longer knows what to do with the saturation of Europe with weapons (and the times are turbulent), what to do with the mass of crazy Ukrainians with combat experience and without any prospects. How to contain this whole project? Feeding a country the size of Poland, corrupt through and through?

    Russia limited military pressure to the level of "slow weakening of the Armed Forces of Ukraine" and "quick disposal of Western weapons", but no more than to give the West time to appreciate the gift that the West wanted to give Russia. But she didn’t accept it quickly (which was the hope of the West), but bit off important pieces, moved beyond the Dnieper, and now, with popcorn, she is watching Europe’s growing disgust for Ukraine and Europe’s growing horror from one single thought - that Ukraine will remain with them.
  21. guest Offline guest
    guest 24 November 2022 01: 26
    Can Peskov's statements about mobilization, negotiations and peace with Ukraine be trusted

  22. syndicalist Offline syndicalist
    syndicalist (Dimon) 24 November 2022 05: 48
    All are bad. And Peskov too. Only Putin "does everything right"!
  23. Yuri Bryanskiy Offline Yuri Bryanskiy
    Yuri Bryanskiy (Yuri Bryansky) 24 November 2022 07: 00
    Such people will harm the Russian world.
  24. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 24 November 2022 08: 53
    The entire SVO turns into ......... when Russia offers Zelensky loot for pumping ammonia through Odessa. With one hand, Putin calls Zelensky a Natsik, and with the other he offers him loot.
    How to find logic in this?
  25. Oleg V. Offline Oleg V.
    Oleg V. (Oleg Vladimirovich) 24 November 2022 09: 37
    On the one hand, Peskov reminds me of a successful black marketer, on the other hand, the minister-administrator from the "Ordinary Miracle" performed by Andrei Mironov. Well, certainly not a press secretary.
  26. sergeu2 Offline sergeu2
    sergeu2 (sergeu) 24 November 2022 14: 29
    No. Neither PUTIN, nor PESKOV. Both lie to them to sneeze at people. Have no conscience
  27. swistoff Offline swistoff
    swistoff 24 November 2022 15: 44
    When someone already says that "the king is naked" - Peskov, how to say it more politely ... In general, Peskov is stupid. Isn't this visible? Ignorant and stupid!
  28. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 24 November 2022 18: 46
    this type only says what he is allowed to say, but who allows it is clear
  29. Watching Offline Watching
    Watching (Alex) 24 November 2022 19: 30
    ... did Vladimir Putin receive a draft peace agreement with Ukraine before the G20 summit

    The semantics of the answer is quite clear, and there is nothing to be smart about:
    The project was received: negative,
    Putin: negative,
    Before the G20 summit: negative,
    Peace agreement with Ukraine: negative.
  30. Jstas Offline Jstas
    Jstas (jstas) 25 November 2022 11: 27
    this guy only says what he is allowed to say
  31. Jstas Offline Jstas
    Jstas (jstas) 25 November 2022 20: 18
    Can Peskov's statements about mobilization, negotiations and peace with Ukraine be trusted?
    Can! When this ... will be in the dock.