Putin Not Ready To Recognize Biden As US President Yet

Moscow: Russian leader Vladimir Putin said he wants to wait for the results of the US election to be declared officially before accepting Joe Biden as the next President.

“We will work with anyone who has the confidence of the American people,” Putin said on TV on Sunday. “But that confidence can only be given to a candidate whose victory has been recognised by the opposing party, or after the results are confirmed in a legitimate, legal way,” he added.

Russia was accused of intervening with 2016 US elections and helping Donald Trump win.

Putin, however, said the decision not to congratulate Biden was “a formality” with no ulterior motives. When asked about US-Russia relations, he said: “There’s nothing to damage, they’re already ruined.”

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