Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country is ready to discuss any issue with the US and urged Washington to adopt the same attitude.
"We are ready to discuss any matter, be it missile-related issues, cyberspace or counter-terrorism efforts," Putin said in an interview with NBC published by the Kremlin on Saturday, Xinhua reported.
He added that Russia and the US should sit down and talk things over in order to get them straight, according to a Kremlin transcript of the interview.
"I have the impression that this is what the current (US) President (Donald Trump) wants but he is prevented from doing it by some forces," the Russian President said.
Putin said Russia is ready for negotiations at any moment and hoped the USA would also be ready to do that.
"The time will come when the political elite in the US will be pushed by public opinion to move in this direction. We will be ready the instant our partners are ready," he added.