May 15, 2017 / 10:18 AM / 3 years ago

Russia's Putin: Too early to say if he will seek reelection in 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing, May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Schiefelbein/Pool

BEIJING (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday it was still too early to say if he will seek reelection in 2018.

Speaking to reporters during his visit to Beijing, Putin was asked if the time had come to answer the question about his possible reelection. The president said it had not.

Russia is set to hold presidential elections in 2018.

Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Toby Chopra

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