Russia's Putin says cooperation with West to continue

Russia's Putin says cooperation with West to continue
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2015 (SPIEF 2015) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 19, 2015.
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ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he was confident Moscow's cooperation with the West would continue.

Putin, addressing the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, also said Russia was committed to ensuring a transparent and predictable economy for investors.

Ties between Russia and the West have been strained by the crisis in Ukraine, and the relationship between Moscow and Washington is at its worst level since the end of the Cold War.

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