Friday, June 30, 2017

The Kremlin Expects Next Weeks Trump-Putin Meeting Will Clarify Where U.S.-Russian Relations Are Going

Moscow Times: Lavrov: Trump-Putin Meeting Will Bring 'Clarity' on U.S.-Russia Relations

A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump at the G20 summit next month will clarify the issue of cooperation between their two countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today.

U.S.-Russia relations are of "special importance" because "the solution to many issues, from maintaining strategic stability to settling regional crises," depends upon them, Lavrov said.

The foreign minister characterized the current situation as “abnormal” due to political in-fighting in Washington. However, the two presidents' meeting in Hamburg will likely “bring clarity on the prospects of Russo-American cooperation,” he said.

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WNU Editor: The Kremlin is on the verge of implementing counter-sanctions against the U.S. for last year's U.S. expulsion of diplomats .... as well as implementing a defense/military strategy that will probably conflict with a number of U.S. interests around the world. The purpose of this meeting (from the Kremlin's point of view) is to feel comfortable with President Trump that he is someone that the Kremlin does not need to be confrontational with. That there are numerous issues where common ground can be found .... and that counter-sanctions will not be necessary. In short .... Russian Putin needs to be reassured that he can work with President Trump .... even though the current environment in Washington is one that seeks confrontation with Russia.

More News On Next Weeks Trump-Putin Meeting At The G20

The Latest: Lavrov wants ‘pragmatism’ in Trump-Putin talks -- Washington Times/AP
Lavrov assures Hamburg meeting between Putin, Trump will clarify Russian-US ties -- TASS
Russian Foreign Minister Hopes Putin-Trump Meeting in Hamburg 'Clarifies' Ties -- Sputnik
Trump seeks 'more constructive relationship with Russia' ahead of second foreign trip -- Washington Examiner
Trump has reportedly asked his aides to come up with 'deliverables' he can offer to Putin in their big meeting -- Business Insider
What to Expect From Trump’s High-Stakes Meeting With Putin at the G20 Summit -- Fortune/AP
Long anticipated Trump-Putin meeting raises worries -- Politico
Don't expect much out of a Putin-Trump meeting -- CNN
Trump, Putin Meeting Next Week Can Be A Minefield For President -- International Business Times
Spies Fear Trump’s First Meeting With Putin -- Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast
Kissinger calls Putin-Trump meeting a chance to mend ties -- Reuters
Kremlin comments on Kissinger's role in arranging Putin-Trump meeting -- TASS

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is a problem. Two billionaire sitting at a table trying to decide who deserves what and who gets to keep it. So many parties involved. Industries. It's always about money and market share. Russia doesn't seem to play fair but Ukraine doesn't either. I say redraw the map as currently defended and be done with it. Next time Ukraine can't pay their gas bill take some more. They are only trying to stay ahead of the Chinese after all.