Russia's Putin congratulates Trump on election win

Putin also said he was sure a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington would serve the interests of both countries. Photograph:( AFP )

Reuters Moscow, Russia Nov 09, 2016, 10.18 AM (IST)

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated president-elect Donald Trump on his victory in the US presidential election in a telegram on Wednesday, the Kremlin said.

"Putin expressed hope for joint work to restore Russian-American relations from their state of crisis, and also to address pressing international issues and search for effective responses to challenges concerning global security," the Kremlin said in a statement.

Putin also said he was sure a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington would serve the interests of both countries, the Kremlin said.
 

(Reuters)