In a surprising turn of events, The Kremlin has just confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin will NOT congratulate Joe Biden as President-elect.
According to a new report released by ABC News, Russian President Vladimir Putin is waiting until President Donald Trump’s legal challenges over the presidential election are resolved before making any declarations of support. The news comes as President Trump and his campaign are launching legal challenges alleging voter fraud and miscounts.
Kremlin Confirms Putin’s Stance
According to the report, Vladimir Putin is one of the many world leaders who will NOT recognize Joe Biden as the winner of the election amid concerns of miscounts and voter fraud.
Putin’s spokesperson released the following statement regarding Putin’s decision, saying:
“Obviously, you can see that certain legal procedures are coming there, which were announced by the incumbent president [Trump] — therefore this situation is different, so we consider it correct to wait for the official announcement.”
Other world leaders, such as the president of the country of Mexico, have decided that they will wait until the election is officially over until they make the decision to congratulate anyone.
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