The United States has invited Russia to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, the Russian diplomatic mission in Washington told RIA Novosti.
“It is planned to take part at the ambassadorial level,” the interlocutor specified.
Usually, foreign ambassadors attend the presidential inauguration, but this year it is being held with a reduced membership, and it was unclear whether there would be room for diplomats.
It was originally reported that only members of Congress and their guests would be allowed to attend the ceremony – no more than one per person, for a total of just under 1,100 people.
According to the results of the presidential elections in the United States, held on November 3, Democrat Joe Biden won. He won 306 electoral votes against 232 for the current head of state Donald Trump, who does not concede defeat.
On January 6, Trump called on supporters at a rally in Washington to march to the Capitol to “help weak Republicans” challenge the outcome of the presidential election. The crowd stormed into the building and ransacked it, interrupting a joint session of Congress where Joe Biden’s victory was being asserted. Five people were the victims of the clashes.
Democrats in Congress intend to impeach Trump in the House of Representatives on charges of inciting violence and rioting.