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Putin wishes Obama happy July Fourth, calls for closer ties
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he hoped for better ties with the United States in a July Fourth message to his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama.
The Independence Day wishes come at a time when relations between the two nations are at their lowest ebb since the Cold War, fueled by tensions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
Putin “expressed a hope for the successful development of the relationship between both countries, based on equal rights and utilitarianism, despite all the difficulties and disagreements they are facing at the moment.”
Putin also said that since the two nations are responsible for global security, they “should cooperate in the interests of not just their own people, but the entire world.”
Jul 4, 2014 @ 17:05