Republican Senator John McCain has criticized US President Donald Trump for congratulating Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on winning the election.
“The American president does not lead the Free World, congratulating the dictators who won false elections. Congratulating Putin, Trump insulted every Russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in free and fair elections to determine the future of their country. There are countless patriots among them, who risked much to protest and resist the current authorities, “said the 81-year-old politician suffering from brain cancer .
The election of the Russian president took place on March 18. According to the processed 99.94 percent of the votes, Putin collected 76.68 percent (over 55 million votes), which is a record in the history of post-Soviet Russia.