President Trump has long complained about Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
The two countries are close allies and have maintained diplomatic relations since the end of the Cold War.
Trump’s rhetoric on Russia has been more muted in recent months, and he has rarely commented on Putin, despite the fact that they share the same birthday.
But now that the U.K. and France have announced they are ending their support for Trump’s presidential bid, that could change.
The U.N. Security Council has voted to lift sanctions against Russia, and President Trump is expected to follow suit, potentially sparking a war between the two nations.
Here’s what you need to know about the Trump-Putin relationship and how the world is likely to react to it.
What’s at stake?
Trump’s presidency could change the course of U.R.K.’s relations with Russia, particularly with regard to the U