Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that his summit with President Trump was “successful” and opened “the path to positive change” between the U.S. and Russia but warned that Trump’s opponents are trying to sabotage international relations.
In remarks to Russian diplomats, Putin said that “forces” in the U.S. were resisting cooperation between the two nations, especially on military issues such as the civil war in Syria.
Putin explained that there needs to a “positive agenda” warning that relations between the U.S. and Russia are “in some ways worse than during the Cold War.”
“We need a different, positive agenda. Of course, we talked about this at our meeting,” Putin told the diplomats. “No matter what differences we have, the first step is made.”
“I think we will end up having an extraordinary relationship,” President Trump said of the summit with the Russian President. “I really think the world wants to see us get along.”
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