Putin says he senses Trump genuinely wants to repair U.S.- Russia ties
Written by MagaFirstNews on May 14, 2019
FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi, Russia May 13, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS
May 14, 2019
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday that he sensed that U.S. President Donald Trump genuinely wanted to repair battered relations between Russia and the United States.
Putin, speaking ahead of talks with Pompeo, also said that Russia had never interfered in U.S. elections and that he and Pompeo had something to talk about when it came to stability on global energy markets.
Pompeo had earlier told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Washington would brook no interference by Moscow in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, saying such a move would seriously harm already poor relations.
(Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Andrew Osborn)