It is a symbolic act which marks one more step towards the enthronement of Joe Biden as President of the United States. After having expressed doubts about the reliability of the American voting system and having declared that he was waiting for the officialization of the presidential results, Russian President Vladimir Poutin congratulated his future American counterpart, Joe Biden.
On Monday, the voters cast a majority of their votes for Joe Biden, officially making the president-elect. His inauguration is scheduled for January 20. In the process, Vladimir Putin sent his congratulations to Joe Biden on Tuesday. “For my part, I am ready for collaboration and contacts with you,” it is written in a telegram, according to a statement from the Kremlin.
A “special responsibility”
The Russian president is one of the few leaders to have waited for the vote of the American electoral college in favor of Joe Biden to congratulate him. He explained this refusal by the uncertainty weighing on the result of the vote on November 4, given Donald Trump’s refusal to recognize his defeat and his multiple legal actions.
“V. Putin wished the elected president success and expressed his conviction that Russia and the United States (…) can, despite their disagreements, solve many problems and challenges “in the world, adds the Kremlin. Tass agency specifies that the Russian head of state highlights “the particular responsibility (from both countries) for security and global stability ”.
Joe Biden has promised to be firm against Russia, accused in particular of interference in the American electoral system to promote the election of Donald Trump in 2016. The American billionaire has always denied having benefited from Russian efforts, just like Vladimir Putin, despite the conclusions of American investigators which have led to heavy sanctions against Russia.
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