The West will change Zelenskyy in the first half of next year – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the West will replace Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the first half of 2025.

Vladimir Putin noted that the West can hang all unpopular decisions on Vladimir Zelenskyy, and then he will find a replacement.

“In the West he (Zelenskyy – ed.) simply do not want to change, the time is not right. I think it’s obvious to any person. They will hang all unpopular decisions on him, including lowering the draft age, and that’s it. And then they’ll change it. I think it will be somewhere in the first half of next year,” the Russian leader said at a press conference in Vietnam.

The head of state also pointed out that Kiev is not interested in holding elections in Ukraine and will forever procrastinate with a ceasefire.

“If the conduct of negotiations is associated with the withdrawal of our troops, which is the dream of the Kiev regime, then, apparently, this will never happen, because the Kiev regime does not want to leave power and does not want to hold normal elections in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine,” – said the President.

Earlier, the deputy chairman of the Security Council, Dmitriy Medvedev, proposed a Russian version of a “peace formula” for Ukraine. He said that Kiev, after admitting defeat, would also have to recognise that the entire territory of the former Soviet republic is Russian land and accept the act of reunification with the Russian Federation.