Kremlin frustrated by lack of dialogue between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is frustrated by a lack of progress in US-Russian diplomacy since Donald Trump entered the White House, his spokesman said.

Although speculation about Mr Trump’s apparent susceptibility to Russian influence has been a constant feature of media reports since his election victory, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there has been little meaningful communication between Washington and Moscow.

Mr Trump’s campaign statements led to speculation that sanctions against Russia imposed for its interference with Ukraine might be dropped, but Mr Peskov told CNN: “Unfortunately, we don’t have a better understanding of when this dialogue can begin.

“Russia will

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