18 December, Moscow
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday heaped praise on US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, describing him as a “talented and outstanding man”.
President Putin said Russia is ready to work with the United States no matter who is elected as the President next year.
Putin, in his annual news conference with international reporters in a cavernous hall inside a Moscow conference centre, said he backed a U.S. plan to prepare a U.N. resolution on Syria even though differences between Moscow and Washington remained.
The Russian President said the military operation will continue in Syria until a political process starts.