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The meeting of leaders of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump can be held in June 2019 at the next G20 summit, which will take place in Japan. This was stated in interview to TV channel “Russia-1” presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, reports RIA Novosti.
“If to speak on international forums, then maybe in June at the summit. But, I think, very important for us and our colleagues to find some sort of option to meet before,” said Ushakov.
However, he found it difficult to comment on the information that the meeting of heads of state will be possible only when the condition for the release of detained in the Kerch Strait Ukrainian ships and military personnel, allegedly by the United States.
At the same time, Ushakov said the American side believes that the contacts must not be interrupted. “If not of meetings at the highest level, it is necessary to keep them at lower levels. It is also probably right,” he added.
It was expected that Putin and trump will meet in the framework of the G20 summit, which was held in Argentina from 30 November to 1 December. However, on 29 November, trump canceled the meeting, citing the incident in the Kerch Strait. In Moscow such a move is explained by domestic political reasons. 1 Dec Ushakov said that the Russian President and the leader of the United States still greeted each other at the summit.
November 25, the border service of FSB of Russia have detained three Ukrainian warships, which without warning had violated the sea border and was performing dangerous maneuvers in Russian waters. 24 sailors were taken into custody. In response, Kiev has imposed martial law in some areas of Ukraine. The U.S. Senate unanimously accused Moscow of aggression.
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