Putin to Obama: “we express hope for positive beginnings in bilateral relations”. In other words, “OK, let’s see that flexibility now” #tcot
— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) November 12, 2012
Here’s the story:
Russian leader Vladimir Putin sent President Obama a telegram congratulating him for winning a second term on Wednesday, while the country’s prime minister mocked Mitt Romney’s aggressive stance against the Kremlin.
“Overall the Kremlin welcomes the news of Barack Obama’s victory in the elections,” Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Interfax news agency. “We express hope that the positive beginnings in bilateral relations and in international cooperation between Russian and the United States, in the interest of international security, will develop and improve.”