December 23rd, 2016 – Fort Russ News –
– RIA – translated by J. Flores –
US President-elect Donald Trump announced that he had received a letter from the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin.
As described by Trump headquarters, in a letter received on December 15th, Vladimir Putin expressed hope that Russia and the United States will take constructive steps to restore bilateral relations and bring cooperation in the international arena to the next level.
The text of the letter was circulated by the staff, and it was noted that the relationship between Moscow and Washington remains an important factor in ensuring the stability and security of the modern world, and major global and regional challenges of recent years prove it.
“Very nice letter from Vladimir Putin. His ideas are so correct I hope that both sides will be able to adhere to these ideas, and we do not have to take an alternative route,” Trump said in comments to the letter.
A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, later confirmed, that the President sent a congratulatory message to the US politician on the occasion of Christmas and New Year, in which he expressed hope for improved relations between the two countries.