US, EU leaders did not congratulate Putin on elections win, - media

Source : 112 Ukraine

Putin has already received congratulations from a number of post-Soviet republics, Venezuela and Bolivia
11:36, 19 March 2018


World leaders have not congratulated Vladimir Putin on winning the presidential election. This was reported by Echo of Moscow agency.

As the agency reports, Russian president has already received a number of telegrams with congratulations. The first was Serbian President Alexander Vučić, who wished Putin "to continue resolutely to lead the country on a clearly defined road of progress, for the benefit of all citizens." Greeting was sent by the Chinese President Xi Jinping, President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro, as well as the leaders of Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Tajikistan. Later, Cuba and Bolivia joined the congratulations, as well as unrecognized Abkhazia.

At the same time, European leaders remain completely silent. Most leaders of the world's leading countries, including US President Donald Trump, not only did not congratulate Putin, but in principle did not comment on the results of the elections held in Russia.

Related: Results of Russian presidential election in Crimea 'void', - Poroshenko

As it was reported earlier France does not recognize the results of the Russian presidential election in the occupied Crimea.

The official statement mentioned that France remains committed to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. 'Four years after the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, France most decisively confirms its commitment to sovereignty and territorial integrity of Crimea within the internationally recognized borders,' it says. 

Vladimir Putin may definitely celebrate victory in the presidential election in Russia. According to the Russian Central Election Committee, he beats all other candidates with 76.65 percent of votes, with 99% ballots processed. According to the Russian media, Putin has enjoyed the record-large support of voters in his entire political career. In the 2000 presidential race, he gained 53 percent of votes; 71.31 in 2004, and 63.6 percent in 2012.

Related: Elections in Russia: Putin receives 73.9% - exit polls

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