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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Vladimir Putin says Russia's relationship with US has "deteriorated" since Donald Trump became president
Vladimir Putin has said Russia’s relationship with the US has badly deteriorated since Donald Trump became president.
When asked about relations sinceTrumpbecame president, Putin said: "One could say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved, but rather has deteriorated."
In an interview transcript released by the Kremlin, the Russian premier was also asked about accusations that Syria's government launched a chemical weapons attack in Idlib province.
Putin claimed Damascus had given up its chemical weapons stocks and offered two main explanations for the horrific incident.
One was that Syrian government air strikes had hit rebel chemical weapons stocks, releasing poisonous gas, or that the incident was a set-up designed to discredit the Syrian government. READ MORE