China says respects Putin's decision to run for president
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
BEIJING, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- China respects the decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to run for president in 2018, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Thursday.
Spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks when asked to comment on Putin's decision to contest a new term.
"The presidential election is Russia's domestic affair, and we respect President Putin's personal decision to take part in it," Geng said, adding that China firmly supports Russia's efforts to realize national stabi ...