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Russia: I got used to accusations from the West, so I don’t care any more - Putin01:30

Russia: I got used to accusations from the West, so I don’t care any more - Putin

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 22, 2020 at 18:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he ‘got used’ to the accusations coming from the West, speaking at the forum of The Valdai Discussion Club in Moscow on Thursday.

"I have got used to such accusations since 2000, when we actively fought against gangs of international terrorists in the Caucasus. I have been portrayed in many ways and even with fangs. So I do not care about it anymore," he said.

Commenting on his presidency, Putin said that he was aware that ‘it has to be over someday’ but what exactly happens after 2024 remained to be seen. 


"The constitutional changes are not only aimed at giving the current head of state the right to be elected in 2024 or even at a later date. They are aimed at strengthening Russian sovereignty, as well as outlining our development prospects and creating a fundamental basis for economic and social spheres. And as for the things that should happen in 2024 or at a later date, we will see that when the time comes. Now we just have to work hard in our fields like St. Francis," concluded the Russian president.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he ‘got used’ to the accusations coming from the West, speaking at the forum of The Valdai Discussion Club in Moscow on Thursday.

"I have got used to such accusations since 2000, when we actively fought against gangs of international terrorists in the Caucasus. I have been portrayed in many ways and even with fangs. So I do not care about it anymore," he said.

Commenting on his presidency, Putin said that he was aware that ‘it has to be over someday’ but what exactly happens after 2024 remained to be seen. 


"The constitutional changes are not only aimed at giving the current head of state the right to be elected in 2024 or even at a later date. They are aimed at strengthening Russian sovereignty, as well as outlining our development prospects and creating a fundamental basis for economic and social spheres. And as for the things that should happen in 2024 or at a later date, we will see that when the time comes. Now we just have to work hard in our fields like St. Francis," concluded the Russian president.

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