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Putin, in New Year letter to Trump, says Russia is ready for dialogue

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Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, in Moscow, on December 29, 2018. -
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In a New Year letter to President Donald Trump, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Moscow was ready for dialogue on a "wide-ranging agenda," the Kremlin said in a statement.

In a separate letter to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Putin pledged continuation of aid to the Syrian government and people in the "fight against terrorism."

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Putin also sent New Year greetings to world leaders including prime ministers Theresa May of Britain and Shinzo Abe of Japan, as well as Chinese President Xi Jinping.