The first meeting of the presidents of the United States and Russia Donald trump and Vladimir Putin, most likely, will be held on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg on 7-8 July. About this, commenting on the “Today” possible meeting of the leaders of the US and Russia, said former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer.
“I have seen reports of a possible meeting between trump and Putin in late may, but at the moment I believe that the first meeting trump and Putin is likely to take place in July on the sidelines of the G20 summit (in Hamburg on 7-8 July – Ed.). I see less and less reason to worry about the secret deal between the presidents of the trump and Putin, which was about Ukraine. US officials realize that they can’t make a deal and make it act behind Ukraine. It is not clear that the United States will receive in such a transaction. Moreover, the American officials understand that certain principles should be followed; the Secretary Tillerson at the meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs of Ukraine and NATO in early April, made clear”, – said the “Today” Steven Pifer.
Recall, according to Reuters, today at 19:30 Moscow time the President of the United States Donald trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a telephone conversation. Citing a senior official in the administration of the tramp, the Agency reported that the leaders will discuss the situation in Syria. The last time the leaders spoke by phone in late January, a week after the inauguration of the newly elected President of the United States.
Earlier the Russian newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to sources in the government of the Russian Federation said that the President of the United States Donald trump and the owner of the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin may meet in late may. As noted, 25-27 may trump will arrive in Europe to participate in NATO summits and G7 and can call in one of the European countries to meet with Putin. On the question of the meeting of the presidents of the United States and Russia began to work actively after being in Moscow with official visit on 12 April I visited the head of the U.S. state Department Rex Tillerson.