Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Joe Biden on his election to the American presidency on Tuesday and said he wanted to collaborate with him, despite the deleterious relations between the two countries.
“For my part, I am ready for collaboration and contacts with you,” he wrote in a telegram, according to a statement from the Kremlin. The Russian president is one of the few leaders to have waited for the vote of the American electoral college in favor of Joe Biden to congratulate him, explaining this refusal by the uncertainty weighing on the result of the ballot of November 4 given the refusal of Donald Trump to recognize his defeat and his multiple legal remedies.
Biden wants to be firm against Russia
“V. Putin wished the elected president success and expressed his conviction that Russia and the United States (…) can, despite their disagreements, solve many problems and challenges” in the world, added the Kremlin in its press release . Joe Biden has promised to be firm against Russia, accused in particular of interference in the American electoral system to promote the election of Donald Trump in 2016.
The American billionaire has always denied having benefited from Russian efforts, just like Vladimir Putin, despite the conclusions of American investigators which led to heavy sanctions against Russia.