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Not ready yet to recognise Biden as US President, says Vladimir Putin

Relations between the 2 nations already ruined; nothing to be damaged, he said

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting. Photo: Reuters
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Confidence can only be given to a candidate whose victory has been recognised by the opposing party, or after the results are confirmed in a legitimate, legal way, Putin said

Natasha Doff | Bloomberg
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he’s ready to work with any US leader, but still isn’t ready to recognise the election victory of Joe Biden.

“We will work with anyone who has the confidence of the American people,” Putin said on Russian state TV Sunday. “But that confidence can only be given to a candidate whose victory has been recognized by the opposing party, or after the results are confirmed in a legitimate, legal way.”

The comments are some of the most detailed since the election from Putin, one of a dwindling number of leaders who haven’t recognized Biden as the next

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First Published: Nov 23 2020 | 1:41 AM IST

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