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Putin Ready for Constructive Dialogue With US - Kremlin Spokesman

Sputnik News

17:17 23.12.2016(updated 17:24 23.12.2016)

/Russian President Vladimir Putin is open for a constructive dialogue with the US, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for dialogue with the United States, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

"He is ready for constructive dialogue. It is clear that no one in Moscow has excessive optimism, but there is the political will for the development of dialogue," Peskov told reporters.

Since 2014, relations between Russia and the United States deteriorated amid the crisis in Ukraine. Washington and their allies have introduced several rounds of anti-Russia sanctions since Crimea became part of Russia in 2014 and over Moscow's alleged involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. Russia has repeatedly refuted the allegations, warning that the Western sanctions are counterproductive and undermine global stability.

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