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Russian local authorities are calling on Putin to step down due to the conflict in Ukraine.

The man delighted to war against a neighbour nation might have to fight under his roof as the conduct of the crisis in Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin has led to requests for his resignation from representatives in 18 Russian towns.

18 government representatives from Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kolpino signed the petition at the outset.

“We, the municipal deputies of Russia, believe that the actions of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin are harming the future of Russian and its citizens,” said the petition, which is circulating on Twitter. “We demand that Vladimir Putin steps down from the post of president of the Russian Federation!”

Ksenia Torstrom, a member of parliament for Moscow, posted the petition online on Monday.

84 more deputies signed the petition on Monday, according to a subsequent report from Torstrom.

“The text of the petition is laconic, it does not ‘discredit’ anyone. If you are a municipal deputy and would like to join – you’re welcome,”

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council via a video conference call in Moscow, Russia, September 9.
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council via a video conference call in Moscow, Russia, September 9.via REUTERS /NyPost

According to Radio Free Europe, earlier this week, municipal lawmakers in Moscow’s Lomonosovsky District urged that Putin resign, asserting that his combative approach had brought Russia back to the Cold War era.

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The petition for Putin to resign was initially signed by 18 officials representing municipalities in Moscow, St. Petersburg and the city of Kolpino. via Nypost

In light of Ukraine’s fast counter-offensive, in which Kyiv’s soldiers reportedly recaptured about 2,400 square miles of land in the northeast and south, according to the most recent update from President Volodymyr Zelensky, the chorus of unhappiness in Russia looks to be growing louder.

Calls for Putin to step down come amid Ukraine's blitz counteroffensive, in which Kyiv's forces were said to have won back some 2,400 square miles of territory.
Calls for Putin to step down come amid Ukraine’s blitz counter-offensive, in which Kyiv’s forces were said to have won back some 2,400 square miles of territory. via Reuters/via Nypost

When asked if Putin still had faith in his military command, the Kremlin responded on Monday that the military operation would continue until its objectives were met.

Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Kremlin, assured journalists that Putin continues to enjoy the support of the majority of Russians despite serving as either president or vice president since 2000.