The leader and the President of the Russians, Vladimir Putin acknowledged the victory of Biden on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, just a few hours after Joe Biden got elected as the next President by the Electoral College and also formalizes the win of the former Democratic Vice President election in the elections of November 3, 2020. Vladimir Putin said that he is wishing every success for the President-Elect and is also ready for contact and interaction. The Kremlin which has praised the comments of the president-elect on control of arms but has decried what it has called Biden’s “sharp anti-Russian rhetoric”, stated that they preferred waiting for the official election results before congratulating a winner.
Vladimir Putin acknowledges Joe Biden as the winner of the Presidential Election 2020
The victory of Joe Biden was not acknowledged by Vladimir Putin and he was one of the last leaders in the world to not do so. The election is still refused and not conceded defeat by Donald Trump. The lead of Trump is followed by many lawmakers from the Republican and also has not endorsed publicly the victory of Biden. The acknowledgement from Putin came before Mitch McConnell, R., Ky., who is the Senator Majority Leader congratulated Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for winning the election for the first time on Tuesday.
Russian state media published the telegram sent to Biden wherein it has expressed confidence by the long time leader of the Russia that Russia and the U.S. can find solutions for many world challenges and problems now despite agreements as theybear special responsibility for global security and stability. Putin further stated that the interests of the people in the entire international community and both the countries would get meet by the Russian-American cooperation based on the principles of equality and mutual respect. The Russian President also said that in his part he is ready for contacts and cooperation with Joe Biden.
Biden got congratulated by most of the leader’s within days of elections. Trump got congratulated by the Kremlin with hours of the race being called in 2016 and the same relative tardiness to that response by Putin is compared by many analysts. But, then a day after the race was called, Hillary Clinton who was the challenger of Trump gave her concession speech.
Scrutiny for Russia
The remarks and outreach to the upcoming administration are coming at a time when the US-Russia relations may further get strained as experts from cybersecurity points out to the finger at state-backed hackers of Russia for a month-long and massive operation of digital spying that targeted the corporations, government, and military of the U.S. However, any involvement is denied by Russia. A highly unusual public appeal is issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA on Monday for any more information about the breach. A request is placed by the federal agency regarding any knowledge of the hack which dates back to earlier or midyear or to contact the given email address. It is not yet known about the investigations