Putin, Trump unlikely to meet in near future

Merkel Putin agree to more four-way talks on Kerch Strait tension

Trump arrives in Argentina for G20 Summit

Trump and Putin instead had a very brief meeting when they bumped into each other on the sidelines of the summit in Buenos Aires, but did not hold proper talks.

Trump canceled a planned two-hour sitdown with Putin at G-20, and called for Russian Federation to return the ships and sailors.

"The five can, for a good reason, play a more significant role in the global financial system, strive to continue the reform of the IMF and strengthen our influence in the Fund", Putin said at a BRICS meeting.

Donald trump added that in his opinion the U.S. has good relations with Russia, China and other countries and noted the importance of these relationships.

The expert also added that "in essence, President Trump, I don't think he's ready as a leader to be able to cooperate with someone like Mr. Putin".

The Ukrainian border service said Saturday that around 100 Russian citizens had been denied entry since the border restrictions went into effect Friday.

This was reported to news Agency "Interfax-Ukraine".


Citing the imminent threat of a Russian offensive, Poroshenko convinced the Ukrainian parliament to implement 30 days of martial law.

The martial law order included a ban on entry to Ukraine of all Russian males aged 16 to 60, a move Poroshenko said is created to prevent undercover Russian military units from infiltrating the country.

He says Canada will always stand up strongly for human rights.

Western leaders banded together at the summit to denounce Russia's actions in Ukraine. Putin told them that the issue of the sailors was a matter for the courts, his spokesman said.

Western leaders have vocally criticized Russian Federation and called for the release of the Ukrainian sailors. As the summit opened, European leaders lined up to criticize what one called Russia's "aggression" on Ukraine the weekend seizure of Ukrainian ships and crew members near Crimea.

"Putin took out a sheet of paper and sketched out the sea and the strait and tried to explain to the president the route the Ukrainian ships had taken through neutral, then territorial, waters", an aide to Macron told journalists.

Though the substance of Trump's conversation with Putin on Friday was not detailed by the White House, Putin said that it had to do with the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.


But Trump is also under mounting pressure at home in an investigation over whether his presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation - a topic sure to dominate his press conference shortly before he meets Xi over dinner.

"If the domestic situation and the pressure from Russophobes like Ukraine and its sponsors prevents the USA president from developing normal ties with the Russian president. we will wait for another chance", Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding "love can't be forced".

Cohen had previously said that talks about the deal stopped in January 2016, but has now said the discussions continued as late as June 2016, after Trump had secured enough support in the primaries to win the Republican Party's nomination to be USA president.

The revelation signaled the special counsel is focusing more closely on the Trump campaign's communications with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"If the domestic situation and the pressure from Russophobes like Ukraine and its sponsors prevent the United States president from developing normal ties with the Russian president. we will wait for another chance", Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding "love can't be forced".

The Ukrainian Navy said that it had informed Russian Federation in advance about the passage of Ukrainian vessels from the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov through the Kerch Strait. It is not clear what the two leaders discussed.

Putin also wants to talk to Trump about his intention to opt out of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty over alleged Russian violations.


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