Russian President Vladimir Putin has admitted that he has not yet decided whether he will run for office in 2024, too.
"Yes, [Russia's] constitution allows me to do that, to run for office for the next term, but no decision has been made yet on this matter," he said.
Putin spoke to CNBC.
Asked whether he considers a successor as the Russian president, Putin admitted: "No. I prefer not to answer such questions, this is my traditional answer."
"There is still a lot of time before the next election. Talks on this topic are destabilizing the situation," the Russian leader said.
In his opinion, "the situation should be calm and stable, so that all state bodies, all state structures work confidently, look calmly to the future."