Russian President Vladimir Putin had some kind words to say about current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, calling him a "talented person" and an "absolute leader" in the race:
"He is a bright personality, a talented person, no doubt about it," the Russian leader said. "It is not up to us to appraise his positive sides, it is up to the U.S. voters. but, as we can see, he is an absolute leader in the presidential race."
Putin added: "He is saying that he wants to move to a different level of relations with Russia, to a closer, deeper one. How can we not welcome that? Of course, we welcome that."