15:24 Nov. 15, 2016
Ukraine was reportedly not a topic of discussion
Neither situation in eastern Ukraine, nor annexation of Crimea were discussed as Russia's President Vladimir Putin and US President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone, the Kremlin spokesperson said on Tuesday.
"As of today, no substantive discussion may take place, because he [Trump] has not assumed office yet," Dmitry Peskov commented.
Peskov pointed out that the conversation was "very constructive," and its tone of the talks corresponded to the statements on US-Russia relations made by Trump during his election campaign.
Kremlin's press office added that Putin and Trump did agree to meet in person, but it could happen before the inauguration.
Donald Trump will be officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017.
During his election campaign, Trump said he might look into the possibility of lifting U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
Trump was also criticized for saying that Putin "is not going into Ukraine," two years after the invasion of Crimea. He later explained that he meant as President he would not allow further incursions.