Donald Trump released to the public, Vladimir Putin’s Christmas message:
Dear Mr. Trump,
Please accept my warmest Christmas and New Year greetings.
Serious global and regional challenges, which our countries had to face in recent years, show that relations between Russia and the U.S. remain an important factor in ensuring stability and security of the modern world.
I hope after you assume the position of the President of the United States of America, we will be able – by acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner – to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation in different areas, as well as to bring our level of collaboration on the international scene to a qualitatively new level.
Please accept my sincere wishes to you and your family for sound health, happiness, well being, success and all the best.
Donald Trump wrote to reporters:
A very nice letter from Vladimir Putin; his thoughts are so correct. I hope both sides are able to live up to these thoughts, and we do not have to travel an alternate path.