Trump Calls Putin to Congratulate Russian President on Election Win

Posted In: News Date:Mar 20th, 2018

The call came one day after the White House said there were no plans to congratulate Mr. Putin, who easily won a presidential election Sunday in which he faced no real competition. Both leaders have spoken of a desire for better relations, even as Western capitals have tried to isolate Russia over a raft of disputes.

Mr. Trump said he and Mr. Putin had discussed meeting to address issues including the conflict in Ukraine and Syria and the nuclear threat posed by North Korea. The Kremlin confirmed the call and said the leaders had discussed topics including combating international terrorism and preventing an arms race.