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Russia: Vote on constitutional amendments not 'a formality' - Peskov

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 24, 2020 at 17:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitri Peskov commented on the timeline of the constitutional amendment vote proposed by President Putin last week, speaking with journalists during a conference call in Moscow on Friday.

"The procedure and the timeline for the vote will be specified. They are being decided at the moment. And, of course, there will be a timely notification," said the spokesman.

According to Peskov, the upcoming vote will not be a “simple formality.”

He also commented on the case of Naama Issachar, an Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges.

"I think you have heard Putin’s word that he believes everything will be fine," said Peskov.

Naama Issahar was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for drug possession and smuggling in October.

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Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitri Peskov commented on the timeline of the constitutional amendment vote proposed by President Putin last week, speaking with journalists during a conference call in Moscow on Friday.

"The procedure and the timeline for the vote will be specified. They are being decided at the moment. And, of course, there will be a timely notification," said the spokesman.

According to Peskov, the upcoming vote will not be a “simple formality.”

He also commented on the case of Naama Issachar, an Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges.

"I think you have heard Putin’s word that he believes everything will be fine," said Peskov.

Naama Issahar was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for drug possession and smuggling in October.

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