Russia's Putin seeks end to Libya conflict and talks between two sides

Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual news conference in Moscow Russia

Sputnik Alexander Vilf

Former White House officials say President Donald Trump said he believes an unfounded conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered with the 2016 election instead of Russian Federation because Vladimir Putin "told me" so, according to a new Washington Post report.

Putin's aides have, according to some reports, been looking for ways to prolong his time in power by amending the constitution or finding a new post for him.

KIM: Putin said Democrats are still fighting the 2016 election results.

Mr Putin yesterday said he was open to the idea of making constitutional changes when it came to parliamentary powers and the institutions of the presidency and prime ministership, but said Russian Federation should tread carefully.

He was elected again in 2012 and most recently in 2018, and is now serving a six-year term, after which he will be banned from running for the presidency again.

Several months later, the opposition party started impeachment proceedings based on a July phone call Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, focusing on how Trump asked his counterpart to "look into" former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's son Hunter Biden, who was being paid tens of thousands of dollars a month as a board member of Ukrainian gas giant Burisma. He compared the impeachment to the earlier US probe into Trump's alleged collusion with Russian Federation, which he downplayed as being groundless.

Trump was impeached by House Democrats for abusing his office and obstructing Congress.

The United States and Russian Federation have until February 5, 2021 - precisely 10 years after the treaty went into effect - to extend it for an additional five years or renegotiate a new agreement.

The conference lasted more than four hours and was the fifteenth such conference in Putin's 20 years of power.

This year marks two decades since Putin's arrival to the presidency, after the late president Boris Eltsin appointed him as provisional head of State in the New Year of 2000. He was re-elected again in 2012 and in 2018.




"If anyone had any doubts about whether the chief will seek another presidential term, he will not", Simonyan said on Twitter.

One of the biggest political questions in Russian Federation remains whether Putin, 67, will seek to remain in power after 2024 by amending the constitution or attempt to pass power on to a successor.

Named sources have told Reuters - but later retracted their statements - that one of Putin's adult daughters is Katerina Tikhonova, who runs publicly funded projects and takes part in competitive rock'n'roll dancing. At the same time, he noted that the US and China, which are responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions, aren't part of the deal.

He deflected Western criticism, saying that he sees his mission in protecting Russia's national interests and pays little attention to negative diatribes.

"He came out the victor because he had felt the British society's sentiments more acutely", he said.

Putin voiced hope for further moves to settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine following his talks in Paris on December 9 with the leaders of Ukraine, France and Germany.

At the same time, Stoltenberg did not say what conditions were needed for a meeting with Putin. Ago that Russian Federation supported the prorussiske rebels in the eastern part of Ukraine.

The embalmed body of Russian Bolshevik revolutionary leader and Soviet Union founder Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in a mausoleum in Red Square.

Other issues have since weighed on the relationship, including the demise this year of a U.S.

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