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`A bit too early’ to discuss Putin’s running for presidency in 2024 — Kremlin spokesman

The press secretary of the President of Russia said that the prospects for their holding were called into question in the context of a special military operation
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov Valery Sharifulin/TASS
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov
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MOSCOW, February 28. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet said whether he will be running for president in 2024, and it is too early to discuss such a possibility, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Izvestia.

When asked if Putin has already decided to run for reelection, Peskov said, "So far, there are no election campaign moods - Putin has much work to do. <…> We haven’t heard any announcements from him as to whether he would or would not run for the presidency. Hence, it is a bit too early yet. We just have to be patient."

However, Peskov said, "a decision has been made to hold the election anyway," even though the possibility of holding polls - the [regional] ones in September to be followed by the presidential election - was questioned" amid the special op.

"By the end or the middle of the second half of the year, we will somehow be entering the electoral season," Peskov announced.