The Kremlin has announced an entertaining detail for all – especially internet users who picked up on the discrepancy.
The meeting of the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran has been confirmed by Dmitry Peskov, the president’s press secretary.
Earlier, Turkey’s deputy prime minister said that the meeting is planned for early April in Turkey, after which the Russia-Turkey-Iran summit will be held. At this meeting, the leaders plan to discuss the issues of the Syrian peace settlement.
“Such a meeting is being prepared,” Peskov confirmed.
The matter of contention is that the Russian General Election is in March – internet users have pointed out this seemingly premature planning.
However, the anomaly is easily explained and is nothing sinister – Vladimir Putin can remain head of state as long as two months after the Election if another candidate wins. This is constitutional and allows for a smoother transition.
Realistically – who can pick up where he hypothetically leaves off, in the Syrian peace process, among other matters?
The elections will have over 1000 international observers present, to satisfy NGOs and the public at large.
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