Putin and Trump speak about US-Russia relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President-elect Donald Trump spoke on the phone Monday about future efforts to improve US-Russia ties.

Putin expressed Russia's readiness to establish a partner-like dialogue with the new US administration on a basis of equality, mutual respect, and non-interference in domestic relations. The Kremlin said the two leaders agreed that US-Russian relations are unsatisfactory and spoke of jointly working to normalize them. They emphasized the importance of developing trade and economic cooperation as a strong basis to US-Russia ties. Putin and Trump also agreed on the need to combine efforts in the fight against terrorism and extremism. They also discussed the crisis in Syria.

Source: VOV5