MBK for BBC: You can only change the regime by force

July 1, 2020

Ahead of the plebiscite vote on constitutional reforms, Mikhail Khodorkovsky spoke to BBC Newsnight’s International Editor Gabriel Gatehouse. He said:

Putin has created a situation where nothing exists apart from illegitimate rules made by the Kremlin. And those illegitimate rules say: “As long as we are strong, you cannot change power”. What unfortunately is the logical conclusion of that? It means you can only change the regime by force.