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Russia’s Putin will not congratulate Biden on July 4: Kremlin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will not congratulate his US counterpart Joe Biden on Monday’s US Independence Day because of Washington’s “unfriendly” actions towards Moscow, the Kremlin said.

“Congratulations this year can hardly be considered appropriate,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call. “The United States’ unfriendly policies are the reason.”

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July 4 is a federal holiday in the US which commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Indepenence in 1776.

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