Trump congratulated Putin, considered summit

  • Trump congratulated Putin, considered summit

Trump congratulated Putin, considered summit

"We will probably get together in the not-too-distant future, so we can discuss arms, we can discuss arms race".

Trump's remarks on his possible meeting with Putin came less than a month after the United States bridled at Putin's missile plan, saying USA defense capabilities remain "unmatched" and "second to none".

Putin and Trump agreed on further contacts and "paid particular attention to the question of holding a possible summit", it said in a press release. "What, do you think I will sit (in power) until I'm 100 years old?" he said, calling the question "funny".

Trump's call came at a period of heightened tensions between the two nations after the White House imposed sanctions on Russian Federation for its interference in the 2016 USA election and other "malicious cyberattacks".

Bosom buddies Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump had a rip-roaring time on the horn when Trump congratulated the Russian president for winning the "election".

Trump didn't bring up the sanctions or Russia's election interference in the call, nor did he raise a nerve-gas attack on a former Russia spy in Salisbury, England, that the United Kingdom has blamed on the Russian government, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Meanwhile, a almost yearlong investigation into possible collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's campaign team stretches on.

The action and reaction fit a Trump White House pattern of declining to chide authoritarian regimes for undemocratic practices.

"The leaders spoke in favour of developing practical cooperation in different spheres, including on questions of how to ensure strategic stability and fight global terrorism", the Kremlin said in a statement.

Vladimir Putin has said he is open to "constructive" dialogue with other states after being re-elected president of Russian Federation with an increased majority.

With almost 100% of the votes counted, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced that Mr. Putin, who has run Russian Federation as President or Prime Minister since 1999, had won 76.69% of the vote.

The Kremlin also said Trump had congratulated Putin.

Russian Federation has also received global condemnation after Britain blamed Moscow for the nerve agent attack that sickened Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

"Satisfaction has been expressed with a certain decrease in tensions around the Korean peninsula", the Kremlin said.

Even as Russian Federation continues to flaunt new weapons and military technology, Trump seems far from anxious and expressed confidence in the current USA military stature.

The also approved 1st sanctions on Russian entities and individuals for alleged meddling in the 2016 election.