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Russia reacts to US Congress bid to de-legitimize a future Putin presidency

Russia has hit out at a new draft resolution proposed in the US Congress, arguing Washington should refuse to recognize President Vladimir Putin as the country’s legitimate leader if he is re-elected for another term in 2024.

The proposal, published on Thursday by two members of the House of Representatives, insists that “any attempt by the president of the Russian Federation… to remain in office beyond May 7, 2024 shall warrant non-recognition on the part of the United States.”

The draft went on to quote the country’s previous constitution, prior to changes made after a nationwide vote last year, which stipulated that “one and the same person cannot occupy the office of president of the Russian Federation for more than two consecutive terms.”

Moscow officials have blasted the resolution. Speaking to Russian news outlet RIA Novosti on Friday, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Vladimir Jabarov said that if the resolution comes into force, “it will lead to a rupture of Russia’s relations with the United States.”

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