Vladmir Putin-Donald Trump Summit Set For July 16 In Helsinki

Vladmir Putin-Donald Trump Summit Set For July 16 In Helsinki

Osborne, now the editor of the Evening Standard, appeared on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" with Alistair Campbell, Tony Blair's ex press maven, where the two men weighed in on the relationship between the US and Russian Federation and what it means for the Western alliance.

U.S. President Donald Trump looks on aboard Air Force One en route to Bedminster, New Jersey, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., June 29, 2018.

According to Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, the meeting at the highest level in the third country convenient for both Russia and the United States. I asked him again.

"I don't think I'm going to be so specific in the questions I'll be asking", the president said.

Bolton, who met with Putin in Moscow on June 27, told CBS's Face The Nation that "President Putin was pretty clear with me about it and my response was we're going to have to agree to disagree on Ukraine".

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.

"We're going to talk about Ukraine, we're going to be talking about Syria".




Zakaria noted that the location of the Trump-Putin meeting is "an interesting choice", given that the historic Helsinki Accords was signed there.

Other contentious issues are also likely to come up in the meeting, which will mark the third time the two presidents meet but their first official summit. "We don't want anybody tampering with elections", Trump said. "He wasn't always going to agree with what Britain or France or whatever wanted, but you knew ultimately you were close allies and friends", he told Zakaria. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is probing whether Trump campaign officials participated in the Russian interference.

Trump said Sunday that he's "going to mention" Russian meddling in USA elections during his July 16 meeting with Putin, and that the political fighting over the investigation into Russian interference is bad for the country. Trump should confront Putin with the "overwhelming" evidence, Graham said.

The special counsel, US intelligence agencies, and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee all have concluded that Russian Federation did try to influence the election through a social media campaign and other efforts.

Trump also caused a stir last week when he appeared to open the door to recognizing Russia's 2014 annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

Asked if the USA might recognize Crimea to be part of Russian Federation, he said, "We're to have to see" and then said the situation was handled "unfortunately" by his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

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