President of European Council Tusk refuses to congratulate Putin on winning the election

On Wednesday, March 21, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk said that because of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, he will not congratulate the president of Russia on re-election, RIA Novosti reported.

"After the attack in Salisbury, I have no mood to celebrate the re-election of President Putin," Tusk said, answering questions from journalists in Brussels on Wednesday.

Tusk is not alone in his sentiments. The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė and Polish President Andrzej Duda have also refused to congratulate Putin on his electoral victory on March 18.

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