Vladimir Putin expects US-Russia relations to improve

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he expects Russian-US cooperation will improve.

Putin made the statement a day after the two Presidents met in Hamburg, their first face-to-face meeting. Putin said he was positive about partially re-establishing US-Russia cooperation adding that some basis for this has already been created.

Putin said that in particular the US appeared to be less rigid on the war on Syria, where Moscow backs President Bashar al-Assad and Washington has sided with insurgent groups. The Russian President said that the US position on Syria has become more pragmatic, adding that if they join efforts, they can achieve many things.

Regarding allegations that Russia meddled in the US presidential election in 2016, Putin said that Trump, in their meeting, had accepted Russia's denials.

Source: VOV5