Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin talk over the phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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The Kremlin says that Russian President Vladimir Putin and President-elect Donald Trump have agreed in a phone call to work to improve U.S.- Russian relations.

The Kremlin says that Putin expressed readiness to establish a “partner-like” dialogue with Trump’s administration.

In the U.S, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway declined comment to reporters when she was asked about any calls from world leaders that Trump has received.

The Kremlin says that Putin and Trump agreed that U.S. Russian ties are “unsatisfactory” and spoke for joint efforts to normalize them and engage in a “constructive cooperation on a broad range of issues.”

The Kremlin adds that they also agreed on the need to combine efforts in the fight against the No. 1 enemy - international terrorism and extremism.” The Kremlin says they discussed the settlement of the Syrian crisis in that context.

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