Putin Says Russia Ready to Restore Full Ties With the U.S. Under President Trump

Improved relations would benefit both Russia and the United States, insisted Vladimir Putin.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hangzhou, China, September 4, 2016.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia was ready to fully restore relations with the United States following the election of businessman Donald Trump as the new U.S. president.

Receiving credentials from new foreign ambassadors to Russia, Putin said he had heard Trump's campaign statements about improving ties with Moscow. He said Russia was ready do its part to achieve this but recognised it would not be easy.

Improved relations would benefit both Russia and the United States, he added.

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