Notes Russia’s own constitution permits only two consecutive terms

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC-02), Ranking Member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the HelsinkiCommission, along with Co-Chairman Steve Cohen (D-TN-09), introduced a Congressional Resolution to end recognition of Vladimir Putin as president of Russia after May 7, 2024, if the autocrat remains in power.

“The inspiring people of Russia deserve better than endless corruption and authoritarianism. Vladimir Putin has shown time and time again that he is willing to subvert the law and the will of the people by continuing to enrich himself and his cronies. The United States should make it clear that it will not recognize desperate attempts by Vladimir Putin to cling to power and continue criminal activities, enriching oligarchs across the globe.”

The resolution notes the irregularities in elections that kept Putin in power and makes the case that his continuation in office is illegitimate.

See the resolution here.

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