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Putin, Trump have similar positions on some issues - parliament speaker

November 13, 2016, 14:13 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The U.S. president-elect has worldview approaches to "structuring effective and respectful relations" are also very close to Russia, Vyacheslav Volodin continued

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MOSCOW, November 13. /TASS/. Speaker of Russia’s State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin says the Donald Trump’s position in fighting terrorism, in structuring of effective Russian-U.S. relations and in defending national interests is similar to the position of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

"Exactly what he (Trump - TASS) said, has been said by our president," the speaker said in an interview with the NTV television channel on Sunday. "Our president speaks about fighting terrorism, our president speaks about defeating interests of this country, though minding interests of other countries. Our president has been speaking about bringing closer the positions."

"There are quite many point of intersection of the kind, and very many similar positions of Putin and Trump," he continued. "Time will show whether Trump will follow the statements he made."

"It is really complicated to be speaking about it now, but anyway Trump has opportunities for that," he added.

The U.S. president-elect has worldview approaches to "structuring effective and respectful relations" are also very close to Russia, he continued. "Like, of course, to us is quite close his position of a person who loves his country and defends its interests."

"It is most important to restore trust, to restore respect," he said. "If done, a lot can be achieved."

"If Trump begins implementing what he has announced, then the situation will change greatly," speaker of the Russian parliament said. "On key issues, presidents of Russia and the U.S. have not ever had their positions get that close."

Results of the polling on November 8 show that Donald Trump is the U.S. President-elect. Putin in a greeting telegram to Trump expressed hope for joint work to overcome the crisis in the Russia-U.S. relations and to settle the current issues on the international agenda, as well as to find effective responses to the global security challenges.

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