In the New Year's telegram to US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin said a constructive dialogue between the two countries is crucial to world stability.
The Kremlin said on Saturday (30/12) that Putin emphasized in his Happy New Year to Trump for Russia and America to develop pragmatic cooperation with a long-term perspective based on "equality and mutual respect."
Putin argues that "the development of constructive Russian-American dialogue is essential to strengthening strategic stability in the world and finding the optimal answer to challenges and threats worldwide. "
The relationship between Moscow and Washington fell to the post-Cold War level after the annexation of the Crimea by Russia in 2014 and accusations of Russian interference in last year's US presidential election. [gp]