Belkovsky (pictured), Putin replied in his usual manner

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Amending the Constitution to abolish the timing of President Vladimir Putin due to the information that the President of the United States Donald trump is not coming to Moscow for the celebration of Victory Day on 9 may.

This opinion on March 14 radio station “Echo of Moscow” expressed by Russian political scientist Stanislav Belkovsky.

“Please note that the performance of Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, Hero of the Soviet Union, in the State Duma with a proposal to allow Vladimir Putin to run again sounded only a few hours after the Supreme press Secretary Dmitry Peskov aired: Donald trump is not going to celebrations on 9 may 2020 in Moscow. This is what Vladimir Putin said the nullification of the presidential terms,” he said.

According to the analyst, the same day the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that “we must show the world: we’ll have the current leaders to work with Vladimir Putin – there will be another President”.

“It was a bright and violent response of Vladimir Putin to the reluctance of Western leaders pointedly to put up with him on may 9 and create a new Pact between Russia and the West. To answer Vladimir Putin? In his usual manner,” explained Belkovsky.

World war II ended on 2 September 1945 the surrender of Japan. But in Russia we celebrate the anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany, which is considered the date of may 9, 1945.

In November 2019 trump said that appreciates the invitation of the Kremlin for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory. He noted that “I’ll see if I can come” to Moscow, because may the year 2020 is “the midst of the political season” in the United States.

March 10, 2020 Peskov said that trump in Moscow on may 9 will not come.

On 20 January, Putin submitted a draft law on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation to the state Duma. In the document, in particular, to consolidate the priority of the Constitution over international law.

February 4, Putin said that the amendments to the Constitution are made for the extension of his powers. However, on 10 March, on the proposal Tereshkova, the state Duma supported the amendment to abolish presidential terms of Putin.

March 11 the amendment was supported by both chambers of the Russian Parliament, and on 14 March, the law was signed by Putin.

If the constitutional court of the Russian Federation to confirm the conformity of the amendments of the Constitution, the project will submit for a nationwide vote on April 22. According to media reports, the Russian constitutional court is considering this question.