In an annual, traditionally held, televised question-and-answer session Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he does not favor major changes in the constitution.
In response to a caller's question on whether he could run for a third term, Putin said he did not see it as his task to sit in the Kremlin "eternally," and that it was his aim to pave the way for a younger generation of able leaders.
However, he added a qualifying remark, noting that "as they say in the military, 'I'll find my place in the order of things' after his second term ends in 2008, RIA Novosti reports.
Putin made his first public comment on the subject of the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11