Vladimir Putin is set to run for president again next year in March that will keep the despot in power until 2030.
Six sources told Reuters that the Kremlin chief Dmitry Peskov believes that the Russian leader must navigate Russia through one of the more dangerous periods in history.
The six sources spoke with Reuters on condition of anonymity amid the sensitivity of politics within the Kremlin.
A source with knowledge of the plan said that behind the scenes, “The decision has been made – he will run.”
Peskov was asked about the Reuters report, he said, “The president has not made any statements,” adding, “And the campaign has not been officially announced yet.”
Another Kremlin insider source confirmed Putin will run again in March and that his advisors are preparing the plans.
A source said, “The world we look out upon is very dangerous,” whilst another diplomatic source confirmed the decision.
Another source said, “Russia is facing the combined might of the West so major change would not be expedient.”