Putin states he wants to restore relations with US after Trump victory

(CNN) — Vladimir Putin wants Russia to restore fully-fledged relations with the United States after Donald Trump’s victory, the Russian president said on state television.
“(Trump) spoke about resuming and restoring relations with Russia. We understand the way to that will be difficult, taking into account the current state of degradation of relations between the United States and Russia.
“As I have repeatedly said, that is not our fault that Russia-U.S. relations are in that state. Russia is ready and wants to restore the fully fledged relations with the United States. I repeat we understand this will be difficult but we are ready to play our part in it.”