Mike Pompeo and Vladimir Putinto: Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that relations between Moscow and Washington are restored. He stated this during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Sochi, reports TASS.
Putin noted that the recent telephone conversation with his us counterpart Donald trump was positive. According to the Russian President, trump is configured to resumption of relations between the two countries. “We have repeatedly said that we would also like to restore relations in full format. I hope that now by creating the necessary conditions”, — said Putin.
The head of state added that relations between Russia and the US have deteriorated, particularly due to reports of Moscow’s intervention in the elections of the us President in 2016. According to Putin, spectracolor USA Robert Mueller held a fair hearing and confirmed the absence of collusion between Russia and the current US administration.
As reported, Putin’s aide, Yuri Ushakov, Putin’s talks and Pompeo lasted about a half hour. The policy was discussed mainly international issues. Also U.S. Secretary of state spoke about the desire trump to meet with the Russian leader on the sidelines of the summit of “Big twenty” which will pass in Japan in June.
The talks between Putin and Pompeo was preceded by a meeting of U.S. Secretary of state-Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov. During the talks with foreign Minister Pompeo confirmed that trump wants to improve relations with Russia. According to him, the restoration of bilateral ties is in the interests of not only these two countries but all over the world.
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