Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said he hoped for further dialogue with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, after their meeting in Hamburg on the fringes of the G20 summit.
“If the dialogue were to go on, as you’ve said in this sense, in a humanitarian sense, there is the chance to hope that the dialogue develops further,’’ he said.
Putin during a meeting with workers from the Lebedinsky mine in the Belgorod region on Friday once again praised Trump’s ability “to listen”.
“He reacted to the interlocutor, at the reasons, he is involved in the discussion even if he doesn’t like something and doesn’t agree with something, he asks questions, reacts to the interlocutor’s reasoning,” Putin said.
In Hamburg, Putin said he believed he had already established a personal relationship with Trump, adding that “the TV Trump is very different from the person in reality”.
Speaking about crisis in Ukraine, Putin said that he hoped it would eventually be resolved “bloodlessly” and via “democratic processes.’’ (Reuters/NAN)