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Putin Sees Positive Aspect in Romney's Blunt Remarks About Russia
Interfax - 9.12.12 - JRL 2012-164

BOCHAROV RUCHEI (SOCHI). Sept 12 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin sees both advantages and disadvantages in U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's blunt remarks about Russia.

Mitt Romney file photo
"Any situation has its positive and negative aspects. That Mr. Romney considers us enemy number one and apparently has bad feelings about Russia is a minus, but, considering that he says this bluntly, openly and clearly, means that he is an open and sincere man, which is a plus," Putin said following a meeting with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.

"We will be oriented toward pluses, not minuses. And I am actually very grateful to him for formulating his position so clearly and freely," Putin said.

Putin recalled his recent interview in which he said that, "despite the fact that Mr. Romney considers Russia enemy number one, if he is elected president of the U.S., certainly we, including me, will work with him as an elected head of state."

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BOCHAROV RUCHEI (SOCHI). Sept 12 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin sees both advantages and disadvantages in U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's blunt remarks about Russia.

Mitt Romney file photo
"Any situation has its positive and negative aspects. That Mr. Romney considers us enemy number one and apparently has bad feelings about Russia is a minus, but, considering that he says this bluntly, openly and clearly, means that he is an open and sincere man, which is a plus," Putin said following a meeting with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.

"We will be oriented toward pluses, not minuses. And I am actually very grateful to him for formulating his position so clearly and freely," Putin said.

Putin recalled his recent interview in which he said that, "despite the fact that Mr. Romney considers Russia enemy number one, if he is elected president of the U.S., certainly we, including me, will work with him as an elected head of state."


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