U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin © Reuters / Sputnik
RT: Putin ready to meet Trump at upcoming Arctic summit in Finland
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he would be ready to meet with US President Donald Trump at the upcoming summit of Arctic countries in Finland, if the talks are properly prepared.
“I believe Finland suits this purpose well, and Helsinki is a very convenient platform to organize an event like this,” Putin said, when asked if he thought a meeting between him and Trump was possible in Finland.
Putin was speaking at the International Arctic Forum in Russia’s northwestern city of Arkhangelsk.
However, he added that any meeting between him and Trump should be well prepared “by both sides.”
“If this happens, we – and I personally – would be glad to take part in such an event. If not, the meeting [with Trump] could take place in the framework of the G20 summit [set to take place in July],” Putin concluded.
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WNU Editor: I was asked this question on a Moscow radio program that I was on this morning. I said this meeting is not going to happen. All things Russian are now poisonous in Washington .... and the optics of Trump meeting Putin and shaking hands .... the U.S. media and Trump's critics will have a field day on just that.
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