Putin says he will run as an independent candidate in upcoming Russian presidential elections

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December 14, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin will run in the 2018 presidential election as an independent candidate he said at his annual news conference on Thursday.

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“This will be a self-nomination,” Putin said. 

“I expect to have support of those political forces (parties and public organizations) that share my view on the country’s development and trust me. I certainly expect this very much,” he said.

“I expect a widespread support of the Russian citizens,” the president added.

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