Dec 20, Putin's Annual press conference, question about the church in Ukraine. Marina Kim: if a meeting with Mr Trump is possible after he cancelled it himself, for example, in the immediate future. Are you ready for one? Vladimir Putin: I do not know if we have a meeting or not, I said a number of times that we are ready. I certainly believe that working with Russia is important in itself, and this includes economic cooperation, at least bearing in mind that we play a key role in the global energy market; cooperation in the field of nonproliferation and global security also matters, among other things. We have a lot to talk about. But we see what is happening there. Now power will change in Congress. Almost certainly, 100 percent sure, there will be new attacks on the current President. Under these conditions, whether he will be able to achieve any kind of direct dialogue with Russia, I do not know; you will have to ask them. After all, please note, Trump won – this is an obvious fact no one seems to be arguing with, but they do not want to recognise his victory either. This actually shows disrespect for the voters – refusing to recognise his victory, doing everything to delegitimise the incumbent President. The same applies to Britain: Brexit got the majority vote – but no one wants to implement it. What are they refusing to recognise? The referendum results. Democratic procedures are being dropped out of the equation, and destroyed; their value is being destroyed. That is what is happening there. This is a serious process. I have pointed out that Western analysts are already discussing this matter, both in the States, by the way, and in Britain. We must keep this in mind. But whatever happens, we still need to build bilateral relations. We are willing to. As soon as possible. As soon as the other side is ready, we will do this. Vladimir Putin’s annual news conference (Kremlin site ^) JGalt , The Original Tree , many other Trump supporters who think Putin is happy when Trump has problems, you all are invited to this discussion. Also I sure hope other Trump supporters like Dale Smith , JWBooth , skye , tinydancer , defcon4, Theowl32 , Tipsycatlover may be interested too. If not, sorry for bothering you.