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‘Formality': Putin clarifies decision not to congratulate Joe Biden after former VP proclaimed himself US president

1 day ago   |   By RT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied that his relationship with likely future US counterpart Joe Biden is off to a rocky start after he didn't join many other world leaders in congratulating the former vice president.
In comments to the Rossiya-1 news channel, Putin said that it would have been improper to pre-empt the conclusion of the contest while the results have still not been made certain. “There is no hidden motivation and nothing unusual,” he told viewers, “and nothing that could cause our relationship to deteriorate... This is purely a formality.”
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