Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the U.S. presidential election. In the message, Putin congratulated Biden on his election and wished him success, according to a press release on the Official Website of the Russian president on December 15.
Putin expressed the belief that Russia and the United States have a special responsibility for global security and stability, and despite their differences, they should effectively contribute to solving the many problems and challenges facing the world today. Putin pointed out that only cooperation between Russia and the US based on equality and mutual respect can serve the interests of the two peoples and the entire international community. “As far as I am concerned, I am ready to cooperate and engage with you,” Putin said.
Republican President Donald Trump did not concede the election and continues to challenge the results in court in some states.