June 13
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US President Donald Trump said that he is actually in very good relations with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. His remarks came in an interview with The Washington Post.

The president said that even though “every week, we put more sanctions on Russia,” he and Putin “actually have a very good relationship.” 

Trump noted they are “trying to work out a nuclear arms treaty that’s going to be a significant one. . . . There is no more important thing that we can do than nuclear arms control.”

Donald Trump also commented on information about Russia's support for the radical Taliban movement in Afghanistan.

“I think Russia, the last thing they want is to get involved with Afghanistan,” Trump said. “Okay? The last thing they want. They were there for a long time. The Soviet Union became Russia because of Afghanistan, because they got beaten so badly in Afghanistan.”

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