United States President Donald Trump, Monday, congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his inauguration for another six years term.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in a briefing, said President Trump congratulates Putin, who was sworn in for the fourth time on Monday.

“First, the president [Trump] congratulates him [Putin] and looks forward to the time when we can hopefully have a good relationship with Russia,” Sanders told reporters.

However, Sanders added that demonstrators who took to Russian streets on Saturday to protest again Putin’s inauguration have a right to be heard peacefully, reports Sputnik News.