Putin Seeks to Restore Russian Relations With the U.S.

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November 9 -- President Vladimir Putin congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in the U.S. presidential election and said he would do everything he could to repair ties between the two countries after their most serious standoff since the Cold War. “Russia is ready and wants to restore full-scale relations with the U.S.,” Putin said at a Kremlin ceremony Wednesday to accept new ambassadors’ credentials. “We understand it will be a difficult path, but we are ready to play our part.”