Putin, Trump hold first phone conversation since election
US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have held their first telephone call, in which the two leaders discussed Syria and agreed to improve and develop bilateral ties, the Kremlin said in a statement.
Trump’s team has issued a statement saying Trump is ‘very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and the people of Russia’.
RT’s Gayane Chichakyan and Michael Hughes, Journalist and foreign policy strategist, talk on the issue.
Only a few media outlets showed enclaves of Russian people openly celebrating Trump’s victory. After growing up during the worst of the Cold War and being among some of the last few American service members to meet and salute Soviet naval officers, all I can say is thank God and it’s about damned time. The Russians are good people with a hell of a history and deserve far better than they’ve received.
We can define ourselves strictly as products of our past or we can choose to learn and move forward. I choose to move forward. Calling out the sins of our fathers to hold against each other in some moral competition is a waste of the precious time we are given.