Vladislav Surkov was appointed an aide to the Russian President. The corresponding decree was signed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, - the Kremlin's website reported.
"To appoint Vladislav Surkov as an assistant to the President of the Russian Federation", - the document says.
The decree comes into force from the date of its signing.
V. Surkov is the curator of the terrorist "republics" of Donbass. He is responsible for the negotiations with the US Department of State's Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker. On March 17, 2014, Surkov was sanctioned by the US government, which provides for a ban on entry into the United States, as well as the seizure of assets and property located in the territory of the United States. The American side considers the presidential aide as one of the top senior officials of the Russian administration responsible for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Similar measures have been taken by the Government of Canada. After the next inauguration of Russian President Vladimir Putin, rumors of Surkov’s resignation and the replacement of the Kremlin curator of the occupied territories were spread.