MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Tuesday played down the resignation of U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a sign that Russia is already looking ahead to talks with the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to improve the two nations’ strained ties.
Flynn was often perceived as Donald Trump’s key contact with Moscow. In 2015, he was paid to attend a gala dinner for Russia Today, a Kremlin-funded television station, and even sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the event.
Flynn resigned Monday night after conceding that he gave “incomplete information” about his calls with Russia’s ambassador to U.S. officials.
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