Putin’s Independence Day Message to US

He wants ties between the two countries to get back to the way they were.

I’ll bet he does:

In the Independence Day message released Monday by the Kremlin, Putin recalled the history of Russia-U.S. ties, saying that at one time the two countries were able to solve “the most difficult international problems to the benefit of both our nations and all humankind.” Putin expressed hope that this experience will help the two countries to get back working together.