Official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the Russian leader Vladimir Putin sent a letter to President-elect of the United States Donald Trump. About it reports TASS on Friday, December 23.
“Putin has really sent Trump a congratulatory message on the occasion of Christmas and New year, in which the Russian President also expressed hope for the establishment of bilateral relations”, — said the press Secretary of the head of state.
Earlier Friday, the Russian President promised to visit US if he gets an invitation from trump.
A day earlier, Peskov said that Moscow is not expecting a sharp improvement in Russian-American relations with the advent of the administration of Republican. “We don’t wear “pink glasses”, don’t Harbor illusions to some breakthroughs,” he explained.
However, the Kremlin has repeatedly stated that the Russian authorities are counting on a constructive dialogue with Washington and ready to exert all the necessary efforts.
During the election campaign, Donald trump has repeatedly expressed hope for an Alliance with Moscow in the fight against terrorist organization “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) and cooperation in other areas. His inauguration for President of the United States on 20 January 2017.