Read: Putin’s Christmas Letter To Donald Trump

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On Friday, Trump’s transition team blasted out a Christmas letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“A very nice letter from Vladimir Putin; his thoughts are so correct. I hope both sides are able to live up to these thoughts, and we do not have to travel an alternate path,” President-elect Trump said of the letter.

Putin’s letter is short, but offers Trump a holiday greeting and a glimpse of the kind of relationship Putin is looking for from Trump.

“I hope that after you assume the position of the President of the United States of America we will be able – by acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner– to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation in different areas as well as bring our level of collaboration on the international scene to a qualitatively new level,” Putin wrote according to the letter provided from the Trump campaign.

Putin ended “please accept my my sincere wishes to you and your family of sound health, happiness and well being, success and all the best.”

Read the whole letter here:

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Lauren Fox is a reporter at Talking Points Memo.
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