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Putin says Russia open to dialogue with U.S.

Christian Fernsby |
Russia is open to dialogue when the United States is ready given how talks are necessary to reach an agreement on the outstanding issues between the two countries, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview published on Sunday.

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"If they don't need it, we will wait until they mature," Putin told the NTV broadcaster.

He said Russia will not be backed into a corner and called for dialogue to resolve their disputes.

"Without dialogue, it is impossible to find a consensus," Putin said.

Speaking about U.S. President Donald Trump, Putin noted that while he makes his own decisions, he is hampered by the current political system in Washington.

"We see that the system is so designed that many things he would like to do can't be done. Although, of course, a lot depends on political will," Putin said.

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