Putin skips New Year congratulations to Poroshenko and Obama

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not congratulated President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the New Year and Christmas.

The two presidents' names were not included in the congratulatory message of the Russian president press service, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"Vladimir Putin sent Christmas and New Year greetings to heads of state and government and heads of international organisations," the message notes.

Congratulations have been addressed to 32 heads of state and government, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

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Putin has also congratulated U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, while no greetings have been addressed to incumbent President Barack Obama.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n421741