Russian President Vladimir Putin directed a New Year letter to the U.S. President Donald Trump, which reads that Moscow is ready for dialogue with the U.S. on a ‘wide-ranging agenda’, reports Voice of America.
‘He confirmed that Russia is open for dialogue with the USA on the most wide-ranging agenda. Moscow has said one of the key issues it wanted to discuss with the United States is Washington's plans to withdraw from a Cold War era nuclear arms pact,’ the outlet reported.
In late November, Trump suddenly abolished the scheduled meeting with Putin at G20 Summit in Argentina, referring to the tension around the capture of Ukrainian warships by Russia.
On November 25, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy attacked the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov.
21 Ukrainian sailors have been delivered to Lefortovo remand center in Moscow, three others are in the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison, also in the Russian capital. On December 3, the Russian prosecutors officially accused Ukrainian sailors with the 'illegal crossing of the state border' during the attack in the Kerch Strait.