Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates Donald Trump on election win

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

By: Reuters | Moscow | Updated: November 9, 2016 3:02 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated businessman Donald Trump on his victory in the U.S. 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.