Putin and Trump Will Not Discuss Crimea, Kremlin Says

Putin and Trump Will Not Discuss Crimea, Kremlin Says

Putin and Trump Will Not Discuss Crimea, Kremlin Says

"I'm concerned when the president tweets, you know, Russian Federation denies they meddled in our election", Republican US Senator Lindsay Graham told NBC's "Meet the Press" programme yesterday.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters aboard Air Force One on June 29, 2018. I asked him again.

"I'll talk to him about everything".

Bolton for his part said that "direct contact between Trump and Putin is in the United States national interest".

On June 29, European Union leaders extended their sanctions against Russia's banking and energy sector for another six months until the end of January. "I think we'll be talking about Syria".

He tweeted Thursday that, "Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!".

After the July 11 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting, Trump plans to fly to Helsinki for his first one-on-one summit with Putin on July 16.

U.S. intelligence agencies have alleged that Russian hackers had tried to help Trump win the White House, something Russia has flatly denied.

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While the meddling allegations have been repeatedly dismissed by both Putin and Trump, they have sparked a special counsel investigation in Washington and multiple congressional investigations which have come to different conclusions.

Putin last month said patriotic Russian hackers may have staged cyber attacks against countries that had strained relations with Moscow and denied state intervention - a departure from the Kremlin's previous denials of any Russian interference. He has also dubiously claimed that it was Democrats who colluded with Russian Federation during the election instead of him - though it's also not clear if he actually believes Russian Federation meddled at all, since he once again implied on Thursday that he believed the Kremlin's denials (over the unequivocal conclusions of the USA intelligence community).

Bolton met with Putin last week in Moscow to lay the groundwork for the meeting with Trump.

Peskov explained that President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss "all the other questions" in the "search for potential common ground".

Trump told reporters he planned to discuss Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, a move that is widely viewed as illegal under global law and saw Russian Federation kicked out of the Group of Eight (G-8) summit-now the G-7-which brings together the world's most advanced economies.

"That's not the position of the United States".

Peskov also said Putin was ready to move towards normalising ties with the United States in proportion to USA willingness to do the same.

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