Putin, Trump to discuss Syria at summit

Saul Bowman
July 4, 2018

US President Donald Trump has said he will talk about Syria, Ukraine, elections and other global issues when he meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16.

Trump has previously blamed the annexation of Crimea on former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump no longer talks a lot about the stock market.

The Kremlin continues to claim that the Russian government played no role in the USA election but has left open the possibility that Russian non-state actors might have been involved.

Putin and Trump plan to meet in Finland's capital, Helsinki, on July 16 following a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, an official White House announcement confirmed last week.

The Helsinki summit will mark the first formal one-on-one meeting between the two leaders since Trump took office, though the two met during an aside at last year's G-20 summit and have spoken at an APEC summit.

Crimea is inseparable to Moscow and can't be on the agenda when Vladimir Putin meets with Donald Trump in July, Kremlin says.

Next month's dialogue in Finland will see the two leaders discuss "the current state and prospects for development of Russian-US relations", said the Kremlin. We don't want anybody tampering with elections.

Bolton met with Putin last week to lay the groundwork for the meeting and said Putin continued to dismiss allegations of interference.


If Trump raises the issue of Russia's alleged meddling in the United States elections in 2016, Putin will reiterate his position that Moscow has nothing to do with that, Peskov told a conference call with reporters.

Answering a question of journalists on the topic of the upcoming conversation the tramp said, "I'll speak with him about everything".

Explaining to Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that the summit would be "somewhat unstructured" so as to skip "the pressure of immediate deadlines or crises", Bolton said that he didn't think that Trump has conceded his leverage over the election meddling issue by accepting Russia's innocence on Twitter.

The meeting will likely provoke criticism for Trump at home, where investigators are probing possible collusion between his presidential campaign team and Moscow.

Suslov said that an unacceptable "pre-war situation" has developed in Russia-U.S. relations. We're going to be talking to Russian Federation about a lot of things. "We want to strive for a better relationship", Stoltenberg said.

"No one knows what will make the trump when he's in the room with Putin". "If you think Russia's a threat, ask yourself this question, why is Germany spending less than 1.2 percent of its GNP".

"The idea that Russian Federation did not meddle in our election is fake news", Graham said.

The European Union and United States originally imposed the sanctions to penalize Russian Federation for its illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its backing of separatists fighting against the Ukrainian government forces in eastern Ukraine. "If Trump heaps the kind of praise on Putin that he devoted to Kim Jong Un, that will be a giant victory for Putin".

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