Russian President Vladimir Putin recalled that the current Constitution allows him to run for presidency again. He announced this in an interview with the American television channel CNBC after the plenary session of the Russian Energy Week forum, News.ru reports.
According to Putin, he has not yet decided whether he will run for another presidential term.
In addition, according to the president, talks about his successor at the highest state post destabilize the situation in the country, while there is still a lot of time before the next elections.
"No, I prefer not to answer such questions, this is my traditional answer," Putin said.
On June 25, 2020, voting on amendments to the Constitution began in Russia. Among the main changes to the Constitution was the "zeroing" of Putin's presidential terms: the approving result of the vote allows him to be elected for two more terms.
The All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion said that the amendments to the Constitution were supported by 76% of Russians.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that voting for amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in the territories of Ukraine temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation is illegal.