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Putin Tells Kerry Climate Change Offers Chance to Cooperate

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  • Biden envoy speaks by phone to Russian leader on Moscow trip
  • U.S., Russia seek to improve ties since last month’s summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin told U.S. climate change envoy John Kerry that the two former Cold War rivals have a chance to cooperate in combating greenhouse gas emissions amid efforts to improve ties following a summit last month.

Putin underlined in a phone call Wednesday with Kerry, who’s in Moscow meeting officials, that climate change “is one of the areas in which Russia and the U.S. have common interests and a similar approach,” the Kremlin said in a statement.