Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for the official outcomes of the US presidential election to be introduced earlier than congratulating the winner, a Kremlin spokesperson mentioned Monday.
Joe Biden was extensively declared to have been elected as US president over the weekend however his victory has been disputed by incumbent Donald Trump.
Trump is launching authorized challenges towards the ends in a number of key battleground states, after making unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud.
“We imagine it’s appropriate to attend for the official outcomes of the elections which have taken place. I would prefer to remind you that President Putin has repeatedly mentioned that he’ll respect the selection of the American folks no matter it could be,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised reporters.
The pinnacle of the Russian electoral fee, Ella Pamfilova, on Monday mentioned that postal voting within the US has left “immense areas” for attainable electoral fraud.
Putin was one of many first leaders to congratulate Trump on his victory in 2016, with a message somewhat over an hour after US media projections mentioned that he had received.
However having just lately named Russia as the most important menace to the US, Biden has been an outspoken critic of Moscow.
Peskov mentioned Putin is “able to work with any president of the USA”, including Russia hopes it is going to be attainable to have “a dialogue and agree on methods to normalise bilateral relations” with the following president.
Russian-American relations have continued to deteriorate since Moscow was accused of interfering within the 2016 presidential election to advertise the election of Trump.
The American billionaire has all the time denied having benefited from Russian efforts, as has Putin, regardless of the findings of a US investigation that led to sanctions towards Russia.
Biden’s election is more likely to additional enhance tensions, as the previous vice-president has promised to be more durable with Moscow than his predecessor.