Of course he did. After all, Mitt Romney said, “There will be no flexibility with Vladimir Putin,” while President Obama promised he’d have way “more flexibility” after the election.


More from Reuters:

“Overall the Kremlin welcomes the news of Barack Obama’s victory in the elections,” Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told Interfax news agency.

“We express hope that the positive beginnings in bilateral relations and in international cooperation between Russian and the United States, in the interest of international security, will develop and improve.”

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia can’t wait to further develop a relationship based on mutual equality and respect.

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