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From US elections to COVID-19 vaccine, Russia responds

  • Rizki Fachriansyah
    Rizki Fachriansyah

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, November 17, 2020   /  08:06 pm
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Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Lyudmila Georgievna Vorobieva(The Jakarta Post/Umair Rizaludin)

In what may appear to be a display of political restraint, Russian President Vladimir Putin has held off on congratulating United States president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris on their electoral victory until after the official result of the US presidential election is announced. Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Lyudmila Vorobieva revealed during a recent online press conference that the Putin administration would respect the ongoing post-election procedures. However, she noted that Moscow was looking forward to bolstering its relations with Washington throughout future presidential administrations, despite the latter’s “unfriendly” measures against the former over the last four years under US President Donald Trump. “Our president has not yet sent his congratulations to the elected president of the US, because as the press secret...