Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election,
His message to Biden got here a day after the Electoral College confirmed Biden because the nation’s next president amid President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede that he had misplaced within the November election.
Putin was one of the last world leaders who had not acknowledged Biden’s victory, saying he would maintain off on congratulating till the winner was formally confirmed.
In a telegram despatched to Biden, and revealed by Russian state media, Russia’s longtime chief “expressed confidence that Russia and the U.S., who bear special responsibility for global security and stability, can facilitate resolution of many problems and challenges faced by the world now despite disagreements.”
The Russian president noted that “the Russian-American cooperation based on the principles of equality and mutual respect would meet the interests of the people in both countries and the entire international community.”
“For my part, I am ready for interaction and contact with you,” Putin was quoted by the Kremlin as saying.
Putin’s congratulatory message to Biden come as cybersecurity experts pointed the finger at the Russian authorities for finishing up an enormous, months-long digital spying operation that targeted the U.S. authorities, army, and firms. Russia denies any involvement within the hacking assault.
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