Russian President Vladimir Putin watches ahead of the Victory Day military parade in Red Square, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II, on June 24, 2020 in Moscow, Russia.
LONDON – It took a while, but Russian President Vladimir Putin has now congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory.
Putin sent a telegram to Biden to congratulate him, the Kremlin said on Tuesday: ‘In his telegram, Putin wished the elected president the best of luck and expressed confidence that Russia and the US, who bear a special responsibility for global security and stability , can facilitate. resolution of many problems and challenges facing the world today, despite disagreements, ”noted the Kremlin.
“Russian-American cooperation, based on the principles of equality and mutual respect, would serve the interests of both nations and the entire international community,” Putin noted, the Kremlin said.
“For my part, I am ready to interact and interact with you,” Putin said in the statement.
Russia’s recognition of Biden’s victory comes after the electoral college voted on Monday to confirm his victory over President Donald Trump in November’s hotly contested election.
While electoral college voting is typically a formality following a presidential election, this time it had more significance, given Trump’s unsuccessful legal attempts to reverse the election results and baseless claims about voting irregularities.