The incumbent US president is very keen to establish a good and close relations with Russia and Putin.
- Donald Trump's foreign policy speech earns praise in Russia
- Trump on Russia: We are not bound to be adversaries
- USA: ‘Putin says very nice things about me’ – Trump talks Russia in Washington DC
Why is it important for the USA to establish good relationship with Russia/Putin even though Russia is maintaining its defiance in its foreign policy?
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