For Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate Democratic candidate Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential election, the voting results must be officially announced. This said the press secretary of the head of the Russian state Dmitry Peskov.

“Firstly, the already elected president must be announced. And, in fact, the current president himself must recognize the results of the elections, and all lawsuits must be completed. Only after that, the results will be officially summed up. But so far, it is obvious that this has not happened yet,” said Peskov.

Answering a journalist’s question about whether the Kremlin expects to summarize the results of the trials, the representative of the Russian leader confirmed that “they must end.”

Earlier, Vladimir Putin himself noted that he respects both the current US President Donald Trump and “the candidate for this position, Mr. Biden”, but that “purely formal things should be done in accordance with the established practice and the legal side of the matter.”

“There is no ulterior motive here and nothing that would be unusual or could underlie the further destruction of our relationship. This is the purely formal side of the matter, ”Putin explained.

To the question of the journalist of the Russia 1 TV channel Pavel Zarubin about whether the delay in congratulating the Russian-American relations would worsen, the president replied: “You cannot spoil a damaged relationship. They are already spoiled.”

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