Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a video conference meeting on the COVID-19 cornavirus situation in Russia, at Novo-Ogaryovo residence. Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS

The issue of blogger Alexey Navalny was touched upon during a phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed to journalists Wednesday.

“As for this topic, yes, it was raised by the US president, and President Putin provided all necessary explanations,” the spokesman said.

He refrained from answering a question whether the two presidents have a mutual understanding or vastly different positions. “We provided all necessary explanations,” he reiterated.

The spokesman also did not disclose what aspects of the Navalny situation the presidents discussed, adding that “they touched upon the issues raised by the US president.”

“Not a single remark was left without explanation,” Peskov reassured.