Putin refuses to congratulate Biden despite Trump’s decision to hand over power

Russian President Vladimir Putin still sees no need to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory in the U.S. election, said Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov during a press briefing.

According to Peskov, Donald Trump’s decision to launch a formal transfer of power to the new administration was “not enough” for Putin to acknowledge Biden’s victory.

“You know that the review and recount of votes in some states is still ongoing, without this the results of the elections cannot be officially finalized,” Peskov explained the Kremlin’s position.

He added that congratulations will be sent to Biden as soon as the election results are fully certified. “Nothing has changed here, as was said from the beginning,” Interfax quotes Peskov as saying.

In 2016 Putin was one of the first to congratulate Trump on his victory, without waiting for the official results of the vote, and the Russian government met the preliminary results of the U.S. election with a standing ovation.

Biden was congratulated by EU leaders, as well as all living former US presidents. The day before, Trump announced that he had given a formal order to the U.S. Administration’s General Affairs Office to begin preparations for the transfer process, unlocking Biden’s budget to form a team.

Trump stressed that he does not recognize the defeat and intends to continue litigation. “Our case continues decisively, we will continue our fight, and I believe that we will win,” he said.

(c) UAWire

7 comments

  • I’m sure the US are really upset because the mafia state doesn’t want to congratulate Biden. They are more used to dictators claiming 80% of the vote, despite massive fraud.

    Liked by 5 people

  • I won’t congratulate Biden either.

    Liked by 3 people

  • Wow that’s a clever way to start relations with Biden.
    The Dems now control the house and the white house. They are pissed at putin for “Stealing the 16 election.” Dear in mind disliking putin is one of the few things the Dems and Republicans agree on.
    So what do you do?
    If you are the dwarf in the Kremlin you piss them off even more.
    Smart.
    Here come the crippling sanctions and bring on the comfy chair!

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    • Biden has not won, nor is he President Elect. There is no president elect until the legal issue play out. This time around, not even the Electoral College is dispositive. There has been a massive amount of fraud and that has to be dealt with. State Officials that have certified a fraudulent election have committed a felony as well. The evidence of the fraud will be placed before a court soon.

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