Kremlin: Putin not to wish Biden a happy new year
When asked if the Russian head of state would congratulate leaders of other unfriendly countries, the Kremlin Spokesperson says the Kremlin press service would prepare a list of those to whom the Russian President would send good wishes.
The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia's President Vladimir Putin has no plans to wish US President Joe Biden a happy new year.
The reason, as stated by Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, is owed to the current state of relations between Moscow and Washington.
"Not now. Now we are so deep into mutual unfriendliness that there is probably no time for congratulations," Peskov told reporters on Monday.
When asked if the Russian head of state would congratulate leaders of other unfriendly countries, Peskov did not provide a clarifying answer.
"I can't say that for sure," he said, adding that the Kremlin press service would prepare a list of those to whom the Russian President would send good wishes.
In an article published on Monday that details some important results that ensued from Russia's special military operation in Ukraine since its inception, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia could just fine without trade or diplomatic relations with the West.
"Normal relations with the West can be forgotten for years, or even decades. This is not our choice. Now, we can do without them until a new generation of wise politicians comes to power there. We will be careful and vigilant. We will develop relations with the rest of the world, which is very big and has normal relations with us," he wrote.