Putin spokesman confirms Russian outreach to Trump
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The Russian government confirmed Wednesday that it had prepared a comprehensive plan to normalize relations with the United States at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

Putin had proposed the plan in April, officials told BuzzFeed News, which included broad aims to reset diplomatic, military and intelligence relations to their status before Russia annexed Crimea and intervened in military conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. BuzzFeed first reported the "reset" plan. 

The normalization plan was to take place immediately, before Putin's first meeting with President Trump. It included detailed procedures on re-establishing diplomatic norms with the U.S., including the use of communications channels originally put in place by former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMontana governor raises profile ahead of potential 2020 bid Trump was right to ditch UN’s plan for handling migrants Ex-White House stenographer: Trump is ‘lying to the American people’ MORE

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday that the plan had been provided to the U.S. but that the State Department had not reciprocated Russia's aims. 

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told BuzzFeed she could not confirm any conversations regarding the Russian proposal but that the U.S. was in favor of improving relations with Russia. 

Peskov said that Moscow was in favor of resuming dialogue with the U.S. on key issues. The Russian plan propose a series of meetings with U.S. officials on a number of foreign hot spots including Afghanistan, Ukraine and North Korea. 

The U.S. and Russia have become increasingly wary of each other after Moscow undertook efforts to influence the United States' presidential election. Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating potential ties between Trump's campaign and the Russia's interference efforts.