March 22, 2018 / 10:13 AM / 5 months ago

Breakthrough in U.S.-Russia ties long way off: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Thursday warned against talking about a breakthrough in Russia-U.S. relations despite a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Let’s not talk about any breakthroughs; firstly we should talk about as a starting point getting a dialogue going. We have a long way to go before any breakthrough,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a daily conference call.

Trump on Tuesday congratulated Putin on his re-election and said they would likely meet soon as relations between the two countries grow more strained over allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. electoral system.

Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Writing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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