March 20, 2018 / 9:32 AM / a month ago

Kremlin says Trump's failure to congratulate Putin not 'unfriendly act'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow does not regard as an unfriendly act U.S. President Donald Trump’s failure to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his victory in Sunday’s presidential elections, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with co-chairs of his campaign office at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia March 19, 2018. Yuri Kadobnov/POOL via Reuters

“We don’t consider this an unfriendly act. As you know, President Putin is open to normalising relations,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on a phone call with reporters.

Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Vladimir Soldatkin

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