Russia, Putin surprisingly announces renomination: “There is no other choice”

Vladimir Putin announces his renomination in the March 2024 elections for a fifth term in the Kremlin because “there is no other choice”. “I’m going to run for president of the Russian Federation,” he says during a ceremony in the Kremlin on the occasion of Heroes of the Fatherland Day, speaking to some of the participants. Among these, reports Tass, is Artem Zhoga, speaker of the Parliament of the Donetsk People’s Republic and father of a hero who died in the special military operation in Ukraine, who asks him to run again. “It’s time to decide”, urges Zhoga, with just over three months to go until the vote, scheduled for March 17th.

But he is not the only one who asks him, underlines the news agency, according to which the speaker of the Donetsk Parliament also does so on behalf of all the people living in the new Russian regions of Ukraine: “Thanks to your actions and decisions, we we conquer freedom and the right to choose. There is still a lot of work to do… We would like to do it under her leadership… We need her and Russia needs her.” “Thank you for these words, spoken especially in this situation and today,” replied Putin, who then admitted : “I had different thoughts on this matter. However, I understand that today there is no other choice, so I will run for president of Russia.” An announcement made shortly after Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reiterated that Putin would make known his intention to run again “at the necessary and appropriate time”.

Source: IL Tempo