Russia leaves door open for restoring security cooperation with the US

Russia is willing to restore security cooperation with the US to fight terrorism and cyber crime, said Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.

In an interview with the daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper on Monday, Patrushev said he doesn't anticipate rapid improvement of bilateral ties or a removal of Western sanctions because bilateral relations "caught cold" during Barack Obama's administration.

The Kremlin said it agrees with US President-elect Donald Trump that NATO is a vestige of the past that has done little to fight terrorism. Trump says a lot of NATO members aren't paying what they should, which is unfair to the US, but insists that the alliance is still very important to him.

Source: VOV5