r/worldnews – Russian leader Vladimir Putin says he’s not ready to recognize Joe Biden as the winner of US presidential election because his victory has not been acknowledged by Trump

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed that he is not ready to recognize Joe Biden as the winner of the US presidential election because Donald Trump has not acknowledged the Democrat’s victory.

Just days after the election was called in Biden’s favor, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that this election is different.

‘The Biden administration may return to a much more assertive policy in the post-Soviet space, which is always extremely unnerving for Moscow,’ Fyodor Lukyanov, editor of the Russia In Global Affairs journal, told the state news agency Tass.Both noted that a Biden administration is likely to be more amenable to international cooperation, especially in arms control such as renewing the New START treaty between Russia and the US that is to expire next year.

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