Russia. Councilors in Moscow and St. Petersburg want Vladimir Putin to resign

More and more Russian councilors are demanding the resignation of Vladimir Putin. On Monday, Ksenia Tortstrem from the St. Petersburg city council announced that deputies from at least 18 districts in Moscow, St. Petersburg and the nearby Kolpina had signed a declaration on the resignation of the Russian president.

Ksenia Tortstrem, who deals with the collection of signatures, posted on Twitter the content of the speech which reads: “We, municipal councilors Russia, we believe that the president’s actions are detrimental to the future of Russia and its citizens. We demand resignation Vladimir Putin from the office of the President of the Russian Federation “.

“The text of the petition is laconic and does not ‘discredit’ anyone. We invite other district councilors who want to join” – stressed Torstrem. report: RUSSIA’S ATTACK ON UKRAINE

Torstrem also published a list of 19 city councilors and informed that signatures of another 84 people were received, the authenticity of which is currently being verified.

Another speech against Putin

This is the third speech by local politicians in recent days against Putin, who has held the office of president since 2000, with a break in 2008-2012, when he became president. Dmitry Medvedevand Putin officially ruled the country as prime minister.

On Thursday, councilors of the Smolninskoye district in the Central District of St. Petersburg announced that they intended to apply to the Russian parliament with a proposal to accuse Putin of high treason in war in Ukraine. They justified their initiative with the fact that, according to the current constitution, the president may be removed from power if the State Duma (the lower house of the Russian parliament) accuses him of state treason or other serious crime.

Vladimir Putin poses with a falcon at the Kamchatka economic forumReuters

According to the councilors, his actions from the beginning of the war may be considered grounds for accusing him of treason. The leader of Russia comes from the district whose councilors were the first to appeal to him to resign.

A day later, a few councilors who came forward with this initiative stayed called to the policewhere applications were made against them for administrative penalties for “discrediting the army”.

Fear that Russia will regress to the Cold War era

On Saturday, councilors of the Lomonosovsk district in Moscow called on President Putin to resign from office. They published their speech on the website of the district council, and also sent the official route to the office of the Russian president.

The call was justified, inter alia, by the fact that his actions as president put Russia back into the Cold War era and that the world has begun to fear Russia again over the threat of nuclear weapons, and the rhetoric he and his subordinates uses is filled with aggression.

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