“The period of my service will depend on two conditions. Firstly, of course, there are rules stipulated by the Constitution, and I surely will not infringe them. But I am not sure whether I should take full advantage of these constitutional rights. It will depend on the specific situation in the country, in the world, and my own feelings about it,” said Putin.

Read alsoPutin speaks at UN about Ukraine's integrityHe also noted that Russia has always needed a strong figure in power, “a fair leader, who acts within the law and in the interests of a vast majority of society,” not a person “with dictatorial tendencies.”