Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia was ready to fully restore relations with the United States following the election of businessman Donald Trump as the new U.S. president.
Receiving credentials from new foreign ambassadors to Russia, Putin said he had heard Trump's campaign statements about improving ties with Moscow. He said Russia was ready do its part to achieve this but recognised it would not be easy.
Improved relations would benefit both Russia and the United States, he added.
Well of course Putin wants to restore ties.
In fact he has essentially been working along with the Trump campaign all along.
Courtesy of HuffPo:
The Russian government was in touch with members of President-elect Donald Trump’s political team during the U.S. election campaign and knows most of his entourage, one of Russia’s most senior diplomats told the Interfax news agency on Thursday.
Accused by defeated Democratic contender Hillary Clinton of being a puppet of President Vladimir Putin after praising the Russian leader, Trump has dismissed suggestions he had anything to do with the Russian government during the campaign.
But in comments that could prove politically awkward for the president-elect, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said there had indeed been some communications.
We are also getting confirmation that Russia was using Wikileaks to release the data that they hacked from various American servers in order to steal with election away from Hillary.
Courtesy of Americablog:
In a bombshell that is all too familiar to most of us, a Kremlin adviser admitted to CNN today that Russia worked with Wikileaks to get Donald Trump elected.
So yes of course Putin wants to reestablish ties with America. Why else would he have done all that he did to get his useless idiot elected?