Russian President Vladimir Putin joins the league of handful of leaders who didn’t wish Joe Biden on his victory in US Presidential Elections. Putin said that he is ready to work with any US President but isn’t ready to recognize newly elected President Joe Biden and his presidential victory. Vladimir Putin on Sunday while giving an interview to Russian state TV said, “We will work with anyone who has the confidence of the American people.”
Vladimir Putin has told Russian TV he didn't congratulate Joe Biden on winning the US Presidency yet because the results haven't been finalised (Trump is yet to concede & the count hasn't concluded): "There is no hidden motivation and nothing unusual."https://t.co/sjH0VAOu5d
— Bryan MacDonald (@27khv) November 22, 2020
He added furthermore, “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.” His comments were the most detailed ones since elections and recognised as one of the most significant leader in the list of leaders who haven’t paid recognition to Joe Biden’s US Presidential Election victory.
Russia had also been accused earlier by US intelligence agencies of intervening and impacting US Presidential Elections in 2016, allegedly helped Donald Trump in winning elections. Russia is somewhat fearing of receiving sanction pressure and clashes over Human Rights. Kremlin’s decision to not congratulate Joe Biden on victory was to do “no formalities” as explained by Vladimir Putin during an interview. He elaborated the reason behind his move to not present any formalities, when asked about if US-Russia relationship could get worsened, he replied, “there’s nothing to damage, they’re already ruined.”