14 Dec 2017 12:53

Putin says he has election program, says press conference not the place to present it

MOSCOW. Dec 14 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said the program with which he is going to run for reelection in 2018 is all but ready.

"I wouldn't like to talk right now about an election program, which I, as well as other candidates, will surely have, should have," Putin said at his annual press conference on Thursday.

"I practically have one now," Putin said.

At the same time, he said he believed that the press-conference format was not appropriate for a presentation of his election program.