Putin says Russia-U.S. relations warmer, but urges changes

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    Putin says Russia-U.S. relations warmer, but urges changes

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Friday that relations between Russia and the United States have become warmer, but urged fundamental changes.
    "Putin and Clinton had an open talk," deputy government staff chief Yury Ushakov said following talks between Putin and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
    "Putin stressed that as a result of steps by the U.S. administration and both sides' reset policies, a more favorable atmosphere has been created in relations, but now the fundamental aspect of our bilateral cooperation needs to be decisively altered," he said.
    He gave no further details.
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier on Friday that the "reset" in Russia-U.S. relations has become a reality.
    Clinton attended a meeting of the Middle East Quartet of international mediators on Palestinian-Israeli peace talks in Moscow earlier on Friday.


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