Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia ready to fully restore ties with U.S.

Vladimir Putin

Nov 9 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.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt and Christian Lowe; Writing by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Alexander Winning)

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10 Responses to Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia ready to fully restore ties with U.S.

  1. Iscariot November 10, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Today dawned the first day of a very uncertain age, and the potential pitfalls that loom ahead are possibly the most daunting we have ever had to face.

    In regard to the article, this shouldn’t have come as any surprise to anyone. Look back not so long ago, and you’ll remember the carving out of Crimea, and the feints / references to former Soviet assets like Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania as being essentially “illegitimately” independent. Before that, the fun in poor Georgia.

    The most logical path for Putin to take, is to court and placate Trump (and through him, the United States), while using those gains to dissuade the United States from interfering with further pressure on Ukraine or the other nations I mentioned. He believes (perhaps rightfully so) that Trump would prefer positive publicity and peaceful gains with Russia, and value those above the integrity of Ukraine and NATO. At this point in contemporary history, NATO is in danger of becoming a bluff; once it’s called, it will be useless.

    Factor in the uncertainty hovering around North Korea, South Korea, and Japan, and we have a two-front problem that Putin is intensely aware of. Trump’s already vocalized insane thoughts about how Japan needs to build its military back up, and even create nukes itself. Never mind the fact that Japan went from an Allied power to a genocidal imperialistic war machine in the span of less than 3 decades, telling South Korea and Japan “You guys are on your own with that crazy shit up north” is a terrible decision.

    I can’t help but realize that with Brexit and Trump, the UK and US have dealt themselves a pair of bitch-slaps that upset the balance of power and will lessen our allied standing on the world stage.

  2. frank November 10, 2016 at 11:44 am

    This is all so bizarre…one day conflict with Russia seems inevitable, the next day Putin wants to be best friends

    Would have loved to have been a fly on the wall in the Kremlin when Trump’s victory became a certainty.

  3. richardwoolly November 10, 2016 at 11:46 am

    So is the proxy war in Syria over now?

  4. PostPostModernism November 10, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Sounds great Putin! If you actually mean it, then begin now while Obama is still in office. If you do that, I think we would actually be assured that you mean it in good faith and not in the sense that you are looking forward to an isolationist America instead.

  5. CuckOfTheIrish November 10, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Regardless of how you feel about Trump, it’s nice that Neo-liberalism and Neo-conservatism died in the same election. My greatest hope is that congress will grow a backbone and stand up to unchecked executive power whether it’s bypassing congress to legalize undocumented workers or starting wars that no one voted on. I think that Trump has pissed off enough people on both sides that It just might happen too. All of that leads to this, if we can open relations with Cuba, we sure as hell can and should open relations with russia instead of moving towards yet another war.

  6. Heyo_Niko November 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Putin is hoping that Trump is gonna recognize the annexation of Crimea and then drop sanctions. I really don’t get this though cause then next election dems could say he was soft on Russia. We’ll see.

  7. JimShitty November 10, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Well i mean, dictators often tend to be friendly with each other. Not but lets be real here, the only reason that Putin is making nice all of a sudden is because he knows he can walk all over Trump, and he wont have the wherewithal to do anything. With Trump in charge, Russia can do whatever the fuck it wants, and Trump will just praise them.

  8. tcampion November 10, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Putin has screwed with American politics and won. Now they have their guy leading us. Mission accomplished Putin. Well played.

  9. goesbump November 10, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Just how is better relations with a nuclear power a bad thing?

    In the context with the friendship the Bush and Clinton families have with Saudi Arabia, a nation whose record on human rights is terrible, how is friendship with Russia bad? Is it as simple as Putin not liking some girl punk band?

    Because it really seems that the American liberal critique of Russia boils down to a girl punk band.

  10. richardwoolly November 10, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Putin knows he’s the brightest one of the two. Trump will bow to him. This is pathetic.


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