US may not recognize Putin’s legitimacy

Democrat Steve Cohen and Republican Joe Wilson submitted to the House of Representatives of the US Congress a draft resolution on the non-recognition of Vladimir Putin as President of Russia after 2024. The text of the resolution on Thursday, November 18, was released by the press service of Steve Cohen.

Congressmen argue in detail why “any attempt by the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, to remain in office after May 7, 2024, should guarantee non-recognition by the United States.” They remind that Russia, as a member of the UN, OSCE and the Council of Europe, is bound by international obligations regarding human rights and the rule of law, and paragraph 3 of Article 81 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, adopted on December 25, 1993, clearly indicates that “one and the same person may not hold the office of President of the Russian Federation for more than two consecutive terms.”

Solidaritätsnetz International calls on the political leaders of the United States and Russia to exercise prudence and restraint in their diplomatic measures. We have repeatedly criticized the regime in Moscow for its authoritarian methods of government, but Washington’s premature aggressive statements could have consequences for political prisoners.

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