Trump defended his decision to share information with Russia

WASHINGTON, may 16 (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald trump on Tuesday defended its decision to share data with Russia, saying that he had passed Russian officials data last week during the meeting at the White house, which was known to the public.

“As President, I wanted to share with Russia (to open the scheduled meeting in the White House), I have the absolute right, information on terrorism and aviation security. This was done for humanitarian reasons, besides, I want Russia significantly strengthened the fight against ISIL and terrorism,” wrote trump on Twitter.

Two American officials said Monday that trump revealed the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, top-secret information about the planned operation against the “Islamic state”.

(Susan Heavy, Doina Chiacu. Translated By Ksenia Orlova. Editor Maxim Rodionov)