Russia moves to restore ties with US

Government agencies in the United States and Russia should restore direct communications channels as part of a first step to rebuild bilateral ties, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters on Monday.

Ryabkov added that a Russian proposal to discuss cyber security issues at an inter-agency level with the US is under consideration.

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have both said they want to mend US-Russia relations that have shrunk to a post-Cold War record low after Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea.

Source: VOV5