Putin says he’ll congratulate Biden on victory when official US presidential outcomes are introduced or Trump concedes defeat


Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied that his relationship with doubtless future US counterpart Joe Biden is off to a rocky begin after he didn’t be a part of many different world leaders in congratulating the previous vp.

In feedback to the Rossiya-1 information channel, Putin stated that it might have been improper to pre-empt the conclusion of the competition whereas the outcomes have nonetheless not been made sure. “There is no hidden motivation and nothing unusual,” he advised viewers, “and nothing that could cause our relationship to deteriorate… This is purely a formality.””The political custom dictates that [we send congratulations] when one of the parties recognizes the victory of the other, or the final results of the elections are finalised in a legitimate, legal way” Putin added.Earlier this month, the president’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, knowledgeable reporters that Russia would wait to see the ultimate outcomes, or for one candidate to concede, earlier than reaching out to both. He reiterated that “we consider it correct to wait for the official summing up of the results of the elections.”A authorized course of is ongoing in various American states, with each Biden and incumbent President Donald Trump claiming victory within the ballot. While US officers say the vote was “the most secure in American history,” Trump has refused to carry again on his claims that the election was “rigged,” taking to Twitter to announce, “I won this election, by a lot!” 

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While the outcomes should be licensed, and will not be formalized till a vote by the Electoral College on December 14, various world leaders have been fast to arrange calls with Biden, who lays declare to 306 votes, in comparison with Trump’s 232. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga all spoke to Biden after he proclaimed himself the winner.Putin’s determination to carry off was interpreted by some Western information shops as “a deliberate snub.” Think your mates would have an interest? Share this story!