No Direct Line questions for Putin from Apple products for now - Peskov

Apple product users will not be able to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin questions from their mobile devices with special applications during the Direct Line.

Apple product users will not be able to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin questions from their mobile devices with special applications during the Direct Line.

"The application [to get in touch with the Direct Line with mobile devices] can be found solely in the Google play store, though developers have designed necessary applications for Apple products as well," Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Rossiya 24 (Russia 24) TV channel.

All required requests have been submitted to the Apple company in advance but organizers of the Direct Line project have not received a response yet, Peskov said.

"Due to this, unfortunately, Apple product users will not be able to ask questions from mobile devices in the framework of the Direct Line. At the same time, this is easily compensated via the website and this is what many people do. We can not say yet whether these are some restrictive measures or something else because there is no response at all," Peskov said.

The special program Direct Line with Vladimir Putin will go live at noon on April 17. This will be 12th program since 2001. In 2013 over 3 million questions were asked to Putin. The president broke his previous speaking record by taking the stage for four hours forty eight minutes.

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