Russian President Vladimir Putin has again spoken up for Russia's direct backing for the United States. "It is mere repeating. We have already declared our direct backing for the United States", Vladimir Putin emphasized. He was answering a question from a participant in the business summit of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation organisation on Russia's approach to the United States' on-going anti-terrorist operation. Vladimir Putin said that Russia does not revise its positions. "Framework for cooperation has been outlined and we are ready to continue within it", said the Russian head of state.