Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump may speak by telephone today for the first time since the US leader’s inauguration, the Kremlin said.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded “yes” when asked by the RIA Novosti news agency on Friday whether such a talk between the two leaders was possible, as reported by CNN.
If it takes place, the conversation would be the first since Trump was sworn in on January 20. The two already spoke by phone in November following Trump’s election, and agreed to “normalise” US-Russia relations, which have suffered notably over the crisis in Ukraine.
Throughout the electorial campaign, Trump was accused by his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of being Putin’s “puppet.”
Trump has pledged to mend ties with Putin’s government.–AFP
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