MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed Thursday US presidential hopeful Donald Trump's words of his readiness to improve relations with Russia.
"He is a very bright person, talented without any doubt. It is not our business to assess his worthiness, but he is the absolute leader of the presidential race. He says he wants to move to a different level of relations — a fuller, deeper [level] — with Russia, how can we not welcome this? Of course we welcome this," Putin told journalists after his annual press conference.