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    Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election may bring a new dimension to US-Russian relations, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Tuesday, adding that nobody profits from tensions between the two nations.

    PRAGUE (Sputnik) – Trump secured a victory in the US presidential election on November 8 by receiving 290 electoral votes. His rival Hillary Clinton obtained 232 electoral votes. Trump's inauguration will be held on January 20, 2017. During his pre-election campaign Trump many times spoke about the need to improve relations with Russia.

    "If some of Donald Trump’s pre-election statements are implemented, it may bring a new dimension to the US-Russian relations. Nobody profits from current tensions. We need more balance," Fico said at the Comenius University in Bratislava, as quoted by the Teraz media outlet.

    He also said that Trump’s victory may become a chance for the European Union to strengthen itself. The prime minister added that the world needs the European Union to play more significant role in solving various international conflicts.


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