US, Britain: Russia's latest presidential election not free nor fair

The United States and Britain have called into question Russia's latest presidential election. President Vladimir Putin declared victory in the race.

A White House National Security Council spokesperson released a statement on Sunday.

The statement says: "The results were unsurprising. The elections were obviously not free nor fair given how Mr. Putin has imprisoned political opponents and prevented others from running against him."

Also on Sunday, British Foreign Secretary David Cameron took to social media. He wrote: "The polls have closed in Russia, following the illegal holding of elections on Ukrainian territory, a lack of choice for voters and no independent OSCE monitoring. This is not what free and fair elections look like."