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Putin calls Trump an ‘outstanding, talented’ man

Russian President Vladimir Putin describes US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump as a talented and outstanding man, welcoming his stance on Russia.

“He is a very outstanding man, unquestionably talented,” Putin tells journalists after his annual press conference in Moscow.

In this Dec. 3, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
In this Dec. 3, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

“It’s not up to us to judge his virtue, that is up to US voters, but he is the absolute leader of the presidential race,” Putin adds.

Putin says Russia is ready to work with the United States no matter who is elected president next year. “We are ready to work with any president chosen by the American people.”

— AFP

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