Trump says will probably meet with Putin at G20 summit

Adjust Comment Print

Donald and Melania Trump board Air Force One to traveling to Argentina to attend the G20 summit.

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine may cause the worldwide community to react and affect the expected meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his USA counterpart during the G20 summit in Argentina, experts said.

Speaking alongside Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman in Berlin today, she said the latest crisis was "entirely the doing of the Russian president" and accused Moscow of violating a 2003 agreement guaranteeing free movement in the area. Trump has denied any wrongdoing and on Thursday called Cohen a "weak person" looking for a reduced sentence.

As Hostin and Huntsman collided over "cable pundits that think they know everything that's going on behind closed doors on diplomacy", Navarro re-entered the fray by invoking the country's disapproval for Trump's handling of Russian Federation.

To clarify controversial issues, including acute incidents at sea, it is necessary to hold personal talks between the two presidents, he wrote, adding that Trump's decision to call off the meeting with Putin is regretful.

Mr Trump tweeted his decision today after departing Washington for a world leader summit in Argentina, where he and Mr Putin were to meet.

The Kremlin said Trump's tweet was how it learned about the abrupt cancellation. In Russia, however, said that the alleged Ukrainian warships "illegal went to the temporarily closed waters of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation" and continued moving to the Kerch Strait.

Kiev is hoping Mr Trump will push Mr Putin on the confrontation, which began on Sunday (Nov 25) when Russian Federation fired on Ukrainian ships trying to enter the Kerch Strait, a crucial waterway separating the Black and Azov seas.


There have been widespread calls for Russian Federation to immediately release 24 Ukrainian sailors it captured, and some European leaders have called for fresh sanctions against Russian Federation.

Roughly an hour earlier, he had told reporters he would probably meet with Mr Putin at the summit and said it was "a very good time to have the meeting".

Since then progress between the two nations appears to have slowed, but Trump continues to hail the meeting as a historic breakthrough.

"Germany is one of our closest allies, and we hope that states within North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are now willing to deploy naval vessels to the Sea of Azov in order to support Ukraine and to guarantee its safety", Bild quotes him as saying.

Relations between Washington and Moscow became the most strained since the end of the Cold War during the administration of President Barack Obama who imposed sanctions for Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

The use of a nerve agent against former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England early this year also poisoned the warming of ties which Trump and Putin wanted. At last here is a clear 2016 link between candidate Trump and Russian Federation. "That's in the interests not only of our two countries, it's in the interests of the whole world". I was thinking about it, but we haven't. Ukraine is not a member of the US -led military alliance.

"I would have suggested a different way", Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said at the time.

That was on Tuesday, and as of Thursday morning, both the White House and Kremlin were still planning on going ahead with that meeting.

Comments