Putin, Trump agree to normalise US-Russia ties
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump spoke on the phone and agreed on the need to normalise ties between Washington and Moscow, the Kremlin said. The Kremlin also said that the two politicians agreed to “make provisions for a personal meeting”. The presidential transition team in Washington said in a statement that it was Mr Putin who called Mr Trump on November 14 evening to “offer his congratulations on winning a historic election”. The Kremlin said that Mr Putin and Mr Trump noted “the extremely unsatisfactory state of Russian-US relations at present” and “declared the need for active joint work to normalise them”. Mr Trump’s team said the pair discussed “the threats and challenges” facing both countries as well as economic issues.