Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti
Russian President Vladimir Putin is late for the start of talks with US President Donald trump, to be held at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki on Monday, July 16. About it reports RBC.
The arrival of Putin in the Palace was scheduled for 13:00 local time. The Russian leader has already arrived in Finland, but his plane landed half an hour later than planned, says the publication.
Earlier it was reported that the talks of the presidents took 3 hours and 15 minutes. According to the Protocol, bilateral negotiations of heads of state should start at 13:15 local time (coincides with Moscow) in the Gothic hall of the Palace. Following the meeting, the leaders will give a joint press conference.
The summit in Helsinki on 16 July will be the first full-length meeting of the two presidents. For the first time Putin and trump met in 2017 in Hamburg on the sidelines of the G20. Then they talked for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
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