Despite the fact that Kremlin-connected operatives sought to help Donald Trump win the 2016 election, things have not exactly been rosy between the United States and Russia, especially over the last several months.
Whether it’s the sparking of what appears to be a new arms race, or other military tensions, both Russia and the United States seem to be further apart on many crucial issues than they have ever been during the Trump presidency. This, however, did not stop Vladimir Putin from sending a warm greeting to President Trump this holiday season.
While the United States has not issued any information regarding the letter that Mr. Putin sent the president, the Kremlin was happy to do just that.
According to the Kremlin, the letter stated that Moscow was ready for discussions regarding a number of issues. The Kremlin said that “Putin stressed that relations are the most important factor for providing strategic stability and international security,” and that “he confirmed that Russia is open for dialogue with the USA on the most wide-ranging agenda.”
In addition to the warm letter sent to Mr. Trump this holiday season, Putin also sent letters to the leaders of China, Japan, Syria and Britain.
There is little doubt that Russia has been one of the biggest instigators on the planet over the last two years, allegedly interfering in both the Brexit vote as well as the 2016 presidential election. Russia, however, continues to deny their involvement in both matters, and instead acts as if they want friendly relations with those whom they have attacked in the past.
There has been no word from the White House on whether President Trump wrote his own letter to Mr. Putin prior to or in response to this recent letter.