Russia, Putin and the 2024 presidential issue: Kremlin dispels all doubts

The words of spokesman Dmitry Peskov after the rumors circulating about the candidacy of the Russian president

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not made any announcement regarding his candidacy in the presidential elections due to be held in March 2024. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declared this to the Russian news agency Tass, specifying that even the start of the “election campaign itself has not yet been officially announced”.

“President Putin has not made any statement” regarding his participation in the next presidential elections, Peksov said in response to a request for clarification of the rumors circulating about Putin’s candidacy.

Last month the newspaper Kommersant, citing sources close to the presidential administration, claimed that the Kremlin had already begun preparations for the election campaign and the announcement would come during a conference in November. If he wins, Putin would remain in power until 2030.