Cyprus Mail
Americas Russia World

Putin says ready to work with any U.S. leader, wants formalities settled

Russia's President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday he was ready to work with any U.S. leader and would congratulate whoever emerges the winner of the U.S. presidential election once all the legal formalities are settled, Russian news agencies reported.

Putin has withheld comment, while President Donald Trump has been taking legal action to try to overturn his Nov. 3 election defeat to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.

“We will work with anyone who has the trust of the American people,” Putin was quoted as saying on state television.

But the winner must be named either by the opposing party, which should acknowledge the victory of their opponents, or after the final results of the election are confirmed in a legitimate, legal way, Putin said.

That follows previous Kremlin comment that it would wait for the official results of the U.S. presidential election before commenting on its outcome.

Related Posts

Queen Elizabeth flies to Sandringham after COVID disrupted Christmas plan

Reuters News Service

Pope calls for world day of ‘prayer for peace’ over Ukraine crisis

Reuters News Service

UK lawmaker says she was fired from ministerial job for her ‘Muslimness’

Reuters News Service

Russia faces severe sanctions if it installs puppet regime in Ukraine, UK minister says

Reuters News Service

Penny pinching and power cuts; Lebanon’s middle class squeezed by crisis

Reuters News Service

French EU lawmaker Collard joins far-right presidential candidate Zemmour

Reuters News Service