Putin hopes that trump would fulfill a campaign promise to normalize relations with Russia

VLADIVOSTOK, June 9. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that the US President Donald trump will run that part of his election program, which concerns the improvement of Russian-American relations. The head of state said in an interview to the program “Vesti on Saturday with Sergei Brilev” on TV channel “Russia 1”.

Putin noted that trump takes the data in the course of the election campaign promises, one of which is to improve relations between the two countries. “I hope that this too will take place, in any case we are ready, the ball, I believe, on the American side, on the American site,” he said. He added that Moscow is ready to “develop and deepen relations, to normalize relations” with Washington. According to him, the tools may be different, including the summit of heads of state.

Answering the question BRILYOV whether he feared that even in the case of friendly personal contacts with trump Washington, however, can expose the unacceptable conditions Moscow, Putin stressed that this “does not pass (not surprised – approx. TASS) anyone [from world leaders]”.

The President noted that “the relationship between the leaders of the States should be reasonable, civilized,” but “this does not exclude the adoption of decisions that one or another leader you think is important and appropriate” for their country. “Can you relate to the decisions accepted in the United States, including President of the United States: you can criticize and, indeed, there is much that deserves criticism. But there is one circumstance which I have already said, trump keeps his promises he made during the election campaign,” Putin said.

Meeting with the US President on the sidelines of the forums useful, but need separate talks, Putin said. The Russian leader said that he had met with the President of the United States at various international platforms. “But of course, it is not possible to give required due consideration of the Russian-American relations. Overall, I consider such a meeting useful,” he said. According to Putin, the issue is that the internal political situation in the United States allowed to hold talks.

Answering the question BRILYOV what can be the results of the meeting with trump, given the fact that the President of the United States to a certain extent “is hostage to the internal American political process”, Putin expressed the hope that “dialogue can be constructive.” According to the Russian leader, the experience that he has with the President of the United States, says that, despite criticism of trump including in the international arena, “he is a man of thoughtful, he listens and responds to the following source arguments.” “All this gives me reason to believe that the dialogue can be constructive,” – said Putin.