The President of Ukraine was not on the list of those to whom the leader of the Russian Federation sent a festive address.
Every year on the eve of the New Year, Vladimir Putin sends video congratulations to his colleagues in different countries. In 2020, the addressees included the leaders of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus, Great Britain and other countries. Also, Putin has not deprived the attention of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, as well as the newly elected President, Joe Biden. A complete list is presented on the Kremlin website.
However, Putin did not want to congratulate the president of the neighboring state, Vladimir Zelensky. By the way, last year, in a telephone conversation with the Ukrainian leader, Vladimir Vladimirovich congratulated him on the coming New Year. For the president of Ukraine, this happened for the first time since 2013.
But in 2020, the feelings of the Russian head of state were clouded by Zelenskiy’s remarks in Poland. The politician said that the USSR and Nazi Germany were equally responsible for the outbreak of World War II.