BREAKING: Putin issues statement of congratulations to Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Joe Biden after earlier saying “we are just waiting for the end of the internal political confrontation” last month.

In his message to Biden, Putin wishes him “every success” and expresses confidence that “Russia and the U.S., which bear special responsibility for global security and stability can, despite the differences, really contribute to solving many problems and challenges that the world is currently facing.”

Putin added “the Russian-American cooperation based on the principles of equality and mutual respect would meet the interests of the people in both countries and the entire international community.”

“For my part, I am ready for interaction and contact with you,” Putin also said according to the Kremlin.

Asked why he should be elected, Biden said during his first debate with Donald Trump “He’s Putin’s puppy.”