Putin hopes for normalization of US-Russia ties
President Vladimir Putin has voiced hope for normalizing Russia-US ties.


Speaking in a live call-in show with the nation Thursday, Putin said Moscow and Washington could cooperate in efforts to prevent the proliferation of mass destruction weapons, including the North Korean nuclear and missile problem.


He said the two countries could also cooperate in dealing with global poverty and efforts to prevent climate change.


Putin also noted that Moscow hopes that the US could play a "constructive role" in helping settle the Ukrainian crisis.


The Russian president described the allegations of Russian meddling in the US election as reflection of "exacerbating political infighting."


He again denied meddling in the US election, saying that Russia has openly expressed its views and hasn't engaged in any covert activities.