Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message of congratulations to US President elect, Donald Trump, who against all odds and forecasts trounced his rival, Hillary Clinton in the election.
In his message, Putin expressed a hope for a mutual cooperation in getting US-Russian relations out of the critical condition and in solving vital questions of the international agenda and looking for effective response to global security challenges.
He also expressed belief in the fact that building a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington, based on principles of equality, mutual respect and real consideration of each other’s stands is in favour of the interests of the two countries and the international community.
Putin wished Trump success in the “responsible job as a head of state.”
The Russian leader and his country became issues during the campaign with allegations that Russian hackers compromised the email of top Democratic leaders, including Clinton. Trump was also accused of having a special relationship with Putin.
In a stunning performance, Trump won 290 electoral votes, 20 more than he needed to get elected. Hillary got 218, a far cry from projections she was headed to the White House on the day of the election.
The real estate mogul won most of the battleground states of Ohio and Florida and also snatched traditionally safe states for Democrats, such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.