Vladimir Putin Offers Tacit Support For 'Pro-Russia' US Candidate

September 17, 2016 4:18 PM

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Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday offered what appeared to be his strongest support yet for US presidential candidate Donald Trump -- without explicitly naming him.

"We are carefully watching what is happening in the United States and we, of course, view with sympathy those who publicly state that it is necessary to build a relationship with Russia, on basis of equality," he told journalists at a briefing shown on television.

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