Putin sends Trump a telegram to wish him speedy recovery from COVID-19: agencies cite Kremlin

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sent his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump a telegram to wish him a swift recovery after he tested positive for COVID-19, Russian news agencies reported, citing the Kremlin.

“I am certain that your inherent vitality, good spirits and optimism will help you cope with this dangerous virus,” Putin’s telegram said, according to the Interfax news agency.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Katya Golubkova