Representatives of the online public political publication “Viorstka” interviewed all deputies from Moscow’s Lomonosov district who recently called on Russian President V. Putin to resign.
In their opinion, his leadership hinders the development of the country, his views are hopelessly outdated, and the rhetoric of the government broadcasts intolerance and aggression.
“Most likely, we will receive a standard response that the appeal has been forwarded to someone and that it will be taken into account. Such appeals are not written with the expectation of a detailed answer, we do not expect one. This is the first political gesture”, explains the author of the text, Timofejus Nikolajevas, to the Viorstka representative.
“In previous years, it was possible to ask V. Putin for many things – reforms, to respect the constitution, we asked to spend [Aleksejų] Navalny. But it seems that after February 24, there is no point in asking for anything other than resignation,” said the deputy.
“I am not fearless, but I am not afraid of the consequences. I only slightly regret that we did not understand to do this earlier, – thinks Olga Štackaja, who voted for the appeal. – Recently, darkness has descended on our country. But it must dissipate, and the voices of righteous people will be heard more and more often.”
Having launched a military invasion of Ukraine at the end of February, V. Putin does not tolerate dissent, on the other hand, public support for the war is beginning to decrease, especially when Ukraine announces that it is reclaiming territories from Russia in the northeastern part of the country.
Last week, deputies of the Smolny district municipality in Putin’s home city of St. Petersburg approved a text addressed to the Russian State Duma calling for Putin to be charged with treason and saying its decision to launch war in Ukraine harmed the security of Russia and its citizens.
Later, the municipal deputies were summoned to the police and charged with discrediting the country’s armed forces.
Last week, deputies of Moscow’s Lomonosov municipality also scolded V. Putin and called on him to resign, citing the fact that a change of power is important for the country’s well-being.
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