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Putin: US election was 'predictable'

November 07, 2018 - 10:48 am

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Kremlin says the outcome of the U.S. midterm elections was "predictable."

Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Wednesday that the vote putting Democrats back in charge of the U.S. House of Representatives continued the traditional pattern of the president's party suffering losses in the first midterm election of his term.

Ushakov noted that both the Democrats and President Donald Trump are claiming the results as their victory. Trump's Republicans gained Senate seats and held onto key governorships.

He added that it wasn't immediately clear what impact the election would have on U.S.-Russian relations.