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Russian Leader Warns That Biden Victory Is Dangerous for U.S.-Russia Relations

Nov. 8, 2020 (EIRNS)—TASS reports that the Chairman of the Russian State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Leonid Slutsky told reporters today that “President-elect” Joe Biden wouldn’t make any positive contributions to U.S.- Russia relations.

“Unfortunately, one should not expect substantial changes for the better regarding Russia,” he said. “Biden together with President [Barack] Obama launched sanctions at various levels against Russia,” Deputy Slutsky stated, and further stating that the Democratic nominee directly called Russia “the main enemy” of the United States in his pre-election rhetoric. “ ‘That is why one should hardly expect any of the Russian politicians to applaud this time on account of the results of the American election.”

He went on to emphasize that Russia is ready to normalize bilateral relations, especially in the areas of global healthcare, arms control, cybersecurity, strategic stability and peaceful development of space.

RT reports that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declared on the NATO website that “I warmly welcome the election of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States. I know Mr. Biden as a strong supporter of NATO and the transatlantic relationship..,.

“We need this collective strength to deal with the many challenges we face, including a more assertive Russia, international terrorism, cyber and missile threats, and a shift in the global balance of power with the rise of China.”

Both TASS and RT today observe that the media “called” the victory for Joe Biden, but that President Donald Trump would make his case on the results of the vote in court, and that the election is not over.

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