Thursday, December 1, 2016

Putin Tells The Russian Public In A National Address That He Wants To Work With U.S. President-Elect Trump

Reuters: Putin curbs anti-Western rhetoric, says wants to get on with Trump

President Vladimir Putin struck an unusually conciliatory tone in his annual state of the nation address on Thursday, saying Moscow wanted to get on with the incoming U.S. administration and was looking to make friends not enemies.

Putin has used previous set-piece speeches to lash out at the West and the United States in particular, but he reined in his criticism this time round and focused most of his speech on domestic social and economic issues.

"We don't want confrontation with anyone. We don't need it. We are not seeking and have never sought enemies. We need friends," Putin told Russia's political elite gathered in one of the Kremlin's grandest halls.

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More News On Russian President Putin's Remarks At His Annual State Of The Nation Address

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Putin: We won’t allow infringement of Russia’s rights, will decide our own fate -- RT
Russia 'not seeking conflict' - Putin tells nation -- BBC
Putin says Russia needs friends and will join US in fight against terrorism -- CNBC
Putin praises people’s unity, but says there’s no way back to ideological monopoly -- RT
Putin approves new Concept of Russia's foreign policy -- TASS
Vladimir Putin gives a Soviet-style state of the union, and Russians couldn’t care less -- Washington Post
Putin's Best Quotes on Foreign Policy From State of the Nation Address -- Sputnik

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