There are people in Russia and the United States who seek to enhance bilateral relations and this offers hope for the full-format restoration of these ties, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

 

Putin

 

“In our countries – in Russia and the US – there are people who appreciate the relations with each other, respect and love culture of the United States and the Russian culture,” Putin said at the ceremony of handing out state awards in the Kremlin.

 

“No doubt, this gives a common ground. This brings hope for the full-format restoration of our relations for the sake of interests of our peoples,” he said.