Putin support for Trump?

Moscow: Is the Russian President Vladimir Putin thinking of openly supporting Donald Trump? Looks like. Without naming Trump, he hinted that Russia will support the US Presidential candidate who treats Russia as equal.

In a televised briefing, Putin told reporters,"We are carefully watching what is happening in the United States and we, of course, view with sympathy those who publicly state that it is necessary to build a relationship with Russia, on basis of equality".

Experts read this statement as a tacit support for the maverick Republican nominee. Trump on  a number of occasions has praised Putin calling him "more of a leader" than US President Barack Obama. Trump has also said that he is willing to work with Putin.

Till now Putin has not endorsed Trump or Hillary Clinton, with whom the Russian strongman doesn't share the best of relations. Agencies