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.
â€œOverall the Kremlin welcomes the news of Barack Obama’s victory in the elections,â€ Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Interfax news agency. â€œWe 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.â€