Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday ruled “very necessary” to have a “real meeting with Donald Trump”, regretting that the US president canceled their scheduled meeting on the sidelines of the G20 in Buenos Aires.
“It’s a shame we can not have a real meeting. I think it is really necessary, “Vladimir Putin told a press conference, adding,” I hope we can meet when the American side is ready. “
“The issues we need to discuss are very important. These are primarily the issues of strategic stability and then the issues (related to the problem) of the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, “he added.
The US president took everyone by surprise Thursday, before the start of G20, by canceling a scheduled meeting with Vladimir Putin. He explained this turnaround by the escalation of tensions triggered by him by Moscow against Ukraine.
The two men rubbed shoulders for two days in Buenos Aires, during the meeting of leaders of the world’s major economies.
Vladimir Putin assured that they had spoken on the sidelines of the summit of the Ukrainian crisis.
“We talked standing up. I answered his questions related to the incident in the Black Sea, “when Russian forces captured Ukrainian ships and their crews on Sunday, said the Russian president.
“He has his point of view on this question, I have mine. But I informed him “of what happened, he said.
The White House has said that, “as is the custom in multilateral events, President Trump and the First Lady had a number of informal conversations during dinner (Friday night), including with President Putin “.
Donald Trump is under pressure in the United States because of an increasingly threatening investigation into possible collusion with Russia during his campaign for the presidential election.