Vladimir Putin sent a message of congratulations to Donald Trump on his victory in the US presidential election

November 9, 2016

In his message, Mr Putin said he hopes for work together to lift Russian-US relations out of the current crisis, resolve issues on the international agenda, look for effective responses to global security challenges.
The President said he is confident that Moscow and Washington can establish a constructive dialogue based on the principles of equality, mutual respect, and genuine consideration for each other’s positions. This would be in the interests of both peoples and of the entire international community.
Mr Putin wished Mr Trump success in the high office and responsibility of head of state.