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Washington informed the Kremlin about the cancellation of the meeting of the presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump at the G20 summit in Argentina, the event continues, said press Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov. It is quoted by TASS on Wednesday, November 28.
Peskov said that the Kremlin drew attention to the statement of the representative of the White house about the intention of the American President to cancel the meeting with his Russian counterpart. Peskov also commented on trump’s words about the aggression in the Kerch Strait.
“If he calls aggression the actions of the Ukrainian military ships is one thing, one can argue, was this aggression or not. If he calls aggression the actions of Russian border guards to curb attempts to violate the state border of Russia, is another. We do not agree,” — said the press Secretary of the Russian leader.
Earlier Wednesday, in an interview with The Washington Post Donald trump said that he doesn’t like “this aggression”. What he means, the White house said. According to him, the final decision on the matter, he will take after the report from the team on national security.
25 Nov in the Kerch Strait, the Russian border guards detained three ships of the Ukrainian Navy, who, without the permission crossed border of the Russian Federation and began a dangerous maneuver. The Kyiv authorities have accused Moscow of misconduct and military aggression. According to the FSB, Ukrainian ships entered the territorial waters of Russia, which was established even before the inclusion of Crimea in structure of Russia. Kiev does not recognize the Russian status of the Peninsula and the waters near it accordingly, and also considers illegal the construction by Russia of a bridge across the Kerch Strait including from the point of view of Maritime law.
The G20 summit in Argentina will take place from 30 November to 1 December. What day can you meet the leaders of the two countries, is still unknown.
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