Russian President Vladimir Putin will not congratulate to his American colleague Joe Biden on the Independence Day of the United States. The reason, according to Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, is Washington’s “unfriendly” policy.
“A congratulatory telegram will not be sent this year,” Peskov said. According to him, now congratulations can hardly be considered appropriate, since this year “was the culmination of an unfriendly policy towards our country on the part of the United States.”
- US Independence Day is celebrated annually on July 4th. On this day in 1776, the US Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain was adopted.
- Officially, Putin has not congratulated the presidents of Georgia and Ukraine on the New Year for many years. The last New Year’s greetings to the President of Ukraine were sent Viktor Yanukovych in December 2013.
- In 2019 Putin did not congratulate Zelensky with the inauguration of the President of Ukraine “because of his unfriendly rhetoric.”