Russian President Vladimir Putin stated he’s able to work with any U.S. chief, however nonetheless isn’t prepared to acknowledge the election victory of Joe Biden.
“We are going to work with anybody who has the boldness of the American individuals,” Putin stated on Russian state TV Sunday. “However that confidence can solely be given to a candidate whose victory has been acknowledged by the opposing get together, or after the outcomes are confirmed in a reliable, authorized approach.”
The feedback are among the most detailed for the reason that election from Putin, certainly one of a dwindling variety of leaders who haven’t acknowledged Biden as the following 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 stress and clashes over human rights.
Putin described the Kremlin’s resolution to not congratulate Biden as “a formality” with no ulterior motives. When requested if the transfer may harm U.S.-Russia relations, he stated: “there’s nothing to wreck, they’re already ruined.”