Will back Putin if he seeks new term: PM Medvedev

Vladimir Putin, 65, has so far kept silent on whether he plans to seek a fourth term in a presidential election due in March 2018. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Reuters Moscow, Russia Nov 30, 2017, 11.36 AM (IST)

Russia’s ruling United Russia party will support President Vladimir Putin if he decides to run for a new term in office, its leader, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, said on Thursday.

Putin, 65, has so far kept silent on whether he plans to seek a fourth term in a presidential election due in March 2018.

“Our party, and I personally, will support him in this in every possible way,” Medvedev said in an interview with Russian television channels broadcast live.

“Because we believe that he is a successful president who is leading our country.”