Russian President Vladimir Putin and executive director of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo are not planning a meeting. Putin does not have the meeting with Naidoo in his work schedule, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Naidoo had written a letter to the Russian president with a request to meet and discuss the case of Arctic Sunrise.
Eleven Nobel Peace Prize winners had previously written a letter to the Russian authorities as well. They asked to drop charges of piracy from the arrested Greenpeace activists. Peskov said that he did not know anything about the letter.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign