Zelensky: of Course, Russia will have a new President

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Sooner or later Russia will change the President, said the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with British newspaper The Guardian, published on March 7.

“Of course, there will be a new President. Of course, it will happen. What will be the President, I don’t know… But we see that all totalitarian regimes end up the same way”, – he said.

Zelensky added that he would like to see a change of power in Russia was accompanied by a “bloody revolution”, stressing that, “if you continue to tighten the spring, at some point she will break.”

In fact, Russia since 2000, manages Vladimir Putin in 2000-2008, he was President in 2008-2012-m – Prime-Minister, with 2012-go – again President.

20 January 2020 Putin submitted the draft law on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation to the state Duma. It was unanimously adopted on first reading on January 23. In the document, in particular, to exclude the opportunity to hold the position of President more than two terms, to fix the priority of the Constitution over international law, as well as to expand the powers of the constitutional court. On 11 February the Committee of the state Duma has approved the amendments to the Constitution, in the case of adoption of which Putin after leaving from a post of the President for life will remain a member of the Federation Council.

Putin also proposed an amendment providing for the formation of the head of state of the state Council “to ensure the concerted functioning and interaction of public authorities”. Some experts believe that thus the Russian leader is trying to solve the problem of retaining power after 2024 expiry of his presidential term. Putin is the Russian President since 2000 with a short break. According to the current Constitution, he cannot run for the post of the head of the Kremlin in 2024. Putin himself denies it.