The Russian President Mr. Vladimir Putin has stated that Kremlin was not in a hurry to recognise the newly elected President of the United States of America Mr. Joe Biden as the authentic winner of the November 3rd historic elections.
He said the only way they can do that is after all illegitimate or legitimate electoral proceedings has been officially upheld or disclaimed by relevant authorities.
We will work with anyone who has the confidence of the American people,” Putin said on Russian state TV Sunday. “But that confidence can only be given to a candidate whose victory has been recognized by the opposing party, or after the results are confirmed in a legitimate, legal way.”
The comments are some of the most detailed since the election from Putin, one of a dwindling number of leaders who haven’t recognized Biden as the next U.S. head of state. Russia, accused by U.S. intelligence agencies of intervening in 2016 to help get Trump elected, has been wary of Biden, fearing an increase in sanctions pressure and clashes over human rights.
He however described the Kremlin’s decision not to congratulate Bide “a formality” with no ulterior motives. When asked if the move could damage U.S.-Russia relations, he said: “there’s nothing to damage, they’re already ruined.”