Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned he is able to work with any U.S. chief, however nonetheless is not prepared to acknowledge the election victory of Joe Biden.
“We will work with anyone who has the confidence of the American people,” Putin mentioned on Russian state TV Sunday. “But that confidence can only be given to a candidate whose victory has been recognized by the opposing party, or after the results are confirmed in a legitimate, legal way.”
The feedback are a few of the most detailed for the reason that election from Putin, considered one of a dwindling variety of leaders who have not acknowledged Biden as the subsequent U.S. head of state. Russia, accused by U.S. intelligence businesses of intervening in 2016 to assist get Trump elected, has been cautious of Biden, fearing a rise in sanctions strain and clashes over human rights.
Putin described the Kremlin’s choice to not congratulate Biden as “a formality” with no ulterior motives. When requested if the transfer may injury U.S.-Russia relations, he mentioned: “there’s nothing to damage, they’re already ruined.”
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