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    Last week, American media outlets declared Joe Biden the president-elect, however, there has been no official announcement so far. Moreover, President Donald Trump's campaign has filed multiple lawsuits, citing numerous voting violations in several battleground states that could have altered the outcome of the election.

    Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said that Moscow is ready to work with the president, elected by Americans, stressing that cooperation between the two nations affects not just them, but the whole world.

    "In any case, we hope to establish a dialogue with the next US president and agree on finding ways to normalise our bilateral relations", the official said.

    Peskov also explained why Putin has not congratulated the projected president-elect, stressing that the situation is not like four years ago.

    "The difference is quite obvious. There are certain legal procedures ahead, which were announced by the incumbent president, therefore the situation is different. Therefore, we believe it is correct to wait for the official announcement after all ... Back then [after the 2016 elections] no legal challenge was announced", he noted.
    FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are reflected in the plexiglass protecting a tv camera operator from covid as they participate in their second 2020 presidential campaign debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., October 22, 2020
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    FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are reflected in the plexiglass protecting a tv camera operator from covid as they participate in their second 2020 presidential campaign debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., October 22, 2020

    Major US news networks have already declared Biden the winner of the race, and a number of world leaders and politicians have already congratulated him and his running mate, Kamala Harris. This list includes the president of France, the chancellors of Germany and Austria, the PMs of Canada, the UK, and Israel, and Saudi King.

    President Trump, in turn, said that his campaign was going to begin asserting its claim to victory in court. According to Axios reports, he is planning to hold a series of rallies in key states, to continue the struggle for vote recounts.

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