Vladimir Putin voices hope for better US-Russian ties under Trump

Putin said Trump and he agreed that "the current unsatisfactory condition of the US-Russian ties needs to be mended"

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Moscow, Nov 30: Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes US-Russian relations will improve after President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Putin, speaking at a conference Wednesday in Moscow, said in his phone call with Trump they agreed that "the current unsatisfactory condition of the US-Russian ties needs to be mended."

Putin hopes for better US-Russia ties

Putin argued that their degradation wasn't Russia's fault, but added that Moscow is ready to "walk its part of the way" to repair them.

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Putin said he "would like to hope that there will be a chance to improve relations, which are important not only for the peoples of both countries, but also for global stability and security."

Trump's team said he told Putin in a November 16 call that he looks forward to "a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and the people of Russia."

PTI

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