President Vladimir Putin congratulates all American people with New Year.Mikhail Metzel/TASS
Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump with the coming New Year, the Kremlin press office reported on Dec. 30.
"It is a regret that the administration of U.S. President Obama is ending its work in this way but, nevertheless, I congratulate him and the members of his family with the coming New Year," the Russian leader said in a statement.
"I also congratulate President-elect Trump and the entire American people!" the statement reads.
"I wish all of you success and prosperity," the Russian leader said.
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