Russian President Vladimir Putin called for better relations with the United States on Friday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. Independence Day. ...
"The head of the Russian state expressed hope that ... ties between the two countries will develop successfully on the basis of pragmatism and equality despite difficulties and disagreements," the Kremlin said in a statement.
Yeah. Putin assumed that post-2012 election American "flexibility" would include beginning the reconquest of Ukraine without so much fuss.
Clearly, we're going to need a bigger "reset" button.