|Putin is amongst the first leaders in the world to congratuale Trump (Picture: Getty Images – Credit: METRO/mylo)|
Vladimir Putin has become one of the first world leaders to congratulate the US President elect. In a telegram to Donald Trump this morning, the Russian President he said he hoped they could work together to restore US-Russia relations.
A statement, issued by the Kremlin, said he believed a ‘constructive dialogue’ would work to the benefit of the two countries.
It said: ‘Putin expressed hope for joint work to restore Russian-American relations from their state of crisis, and also to address pressing international issues and search for effective responses to challenges concerning global security.’
It added that Putin believed ‘building a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington, based on principles of equality, mutual respect and each other’s positions, meets the interests of the peoples of our countries and of the entire international community.’
Tensions between Russia and the United States are high with both countries at loggerheads over military action in Syria. Just two days ago, up to 300,000 Nato troops were put on alert amid rising tensions between Russia and the Baltic states.
Credit: Metro, UK