Obama urges Trump against realpolitik in relations with Russia

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Outgoing US president voices hopes during Berlin visit that his successor will defend democratic values and rule of law

Barack Obama has warned the US president-elect, Donald Trump, against a purely “realpolitik approach” to relations with Russia and encouraged his successor to continue standing up for American values.

“I’ve sought a constructive relationship with Russia but what I have also been is realistic in recognising there are some significant differences in how Russia views the world and how we view the world,” Obama said at a press conference with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Berlin.

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