The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, assured today that will not congratulate the winner of the presidential election in the United States until the end of political and judicial pulse between the president-elect, Joe Biden, and the current tenant of the White House, Donald Trump.
“I want to assure you that here there is no motivationIt is not about one that we like and the other that we do not like. Simply we are waiting for the political confrontation to end“Putin said on the Russian public television program” Moscow. Kremlin. Putin “.
Putin, one of the few leaders who has not yet congratulated Biden on his victory in the November 3 elections, He insisted that it is a purely “formal” question.
“We respect the whole world, the current President Trump and the candidate for office, Mr. Biden. So, for us there is no problemHe commented.
Anticipated that Russia will work “with anyone may he receive the trust of the American people, “but he clarified that the victory of this figure must be recognized by the rival or legally confirmed after the final certification of the electoral results.
The Russian leader denied that his silence could harm bilateral relations after Trump blocked the transition process for more than two weeks, hiding behind alleged electoral fraud.
“You can’t spoil a broken relationship anymore, they are already spoiled. With respect to others, those who congratulate, all are people with experience and who know what they are doing, “he said.
And remembered that four years ago “Everyone congratulated Mrs. (Hillary) ClintonBut then it happened that Trump won. ”
Regarding the legitimacy of the next president of the United States, he pointed out that it is solely up to the American people to pass judgment on it.
Yes, did not spare criticism of the American electoral system, especially due to the fact that a president can be elected with a greater number of delegates, but a smaller number of electors.
“Is that democratic? From my point of view, it is something evident, “he said and considered that “In the whole world it is clear”, including Americans, who in his electoral system “there are problems”.
In your opinion, said system must be reformed, although he added again that “That is none of our business.”
“It is a matter for the American people themselves and their representatives in Parliament, a matter for the president (…), if it suits them, God be with you “he pointed.
He also stated that no one gave the United States the power to teach lessons on political systems and electoral legislation to other countries.
Although allegations of Russian interference in the United States have been continuous for the past four years, Putin and Trump always maintained a good personal harmony, all the opposite that between the Russian leader and Barack Obama (2008-2016), who never hit it off.
Russian experts consider that, although relations between Moscow and Washington are at their worst since the Cold War, the Biden’s rise to power could further raise the tension between the Kremlin and the White House.
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