Vladimir Putin writes Independence Day message to Barack Obama


Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message to his US peer Barack Obama in respect to the American Independence Day on July 4, the Kremlin said on Monday.

Putin, in the message, signaled to resume US and Russia towards a positive relationship.

“The history of Russian-American relations shows that when we act as equal partners and respect each other’s lawful interests, we are able to successfully resolve the most complex international issues for the benefit of both countries’ peoples and all of humanity,” Putin wrote.

The Kremlin said Putin put forward that past work between the both countries would “help to set the dialog between Russia and the US back on the productive track” to address global concerns.

The message comes in the midst of tensions between the Russia and the US. Russians warships and planes have been indulged in aggressive maneuvers with the US military forces, and Moscow has engaged in Syria in ways Washington has said is not constructive in the fight against the Islamic State.