Vladimir Putin Has Good Ties With Donald Trump Pick Rex Tillerson: Kremlin

Putin and Tillerson
Russian President Vladimir Putin, prime minister at the time of this picture, with Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson at a signing ceremony in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, August 30, 2011. Alexsey Druginyn/RIA Novosti/Pool/Reuters

Not only Russian President Vladimir Putin but many other Russian officials also have good relations with Exxon Mobil Corp's Rex Tillerson, the Kremlin said Tuesday.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has announced Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state.

"He (Tillerson) has actively assisted business cooperation and is known to everyone", Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov told journalists.

Asked whether Tillerson becoming secretary of state could help mend U.S.-Russian ties, Ushakovsaid: "We want to get out of the crisis state (of our relations), which does not satisfy neither the Russian nor the American side."