Polish President to not congratulate Putin on election win

Source : 112 Ukraine

Head of presidential office thinks that the congratulations before the announcement of the final results are inappropriate
13:16, 20 March 2018


Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland will not send the congratulations to his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin due to the win at the election.  Krzysztof Szczerski, the Head of the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland claimed this at the broadcasting of RMF 24.

'The president will not congratulate President Putin on the voting in Russia. Because the president thinks that it is not a good time for the congratulations. Moreover, Poland did not participate in this election and usually those who lose, they congratulate. We do not have the official results', he said.

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Szczerski expressed the surprise that some officials congratulate Putin with the re-election without the announcement of the official results.

'Yes, it is quite amusing that some people try to send these congratulations before the official announcement of the results of the election', he said.

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At the same time, the official does not exclude that Duda will send the formal diplomatic congratulation to mark Putin's inauguration.

'I do not exclude that the president will send the official, diplomatic and polite congratulations when President Putin will be inaugurated', he emphasized.

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As we reported U.S. and EU leaders did not congratulate Putin on his win.

The current President Putin beat a record of the support, receiving 56.2 million of votes or 76.65 percent of votes, with 99% ballots processed. 

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