Putin Helsinki July Meeting Focuses on Syria

Putin Helsinki July Meeting Focuses on Syria

Putin Helsinki July Meeting Focuses on Syria

White House national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday pushed back on a report that President Donald Trump is leaving the door open to recognizing Russia's annexation of Crimea.

"If (the issue of election meddling) will be raised by the United States president, then the Russian president will repeat that Russia could not and did not have anything to do with this situation, around which such insinuations are unfurled", Peskov said. "We're going to be talking to them about Syria".

Graham continued: "I'm concerned when the president tweets that Russian Federation denies they meddled in our elections".

Wallace brought up concerns from world leaders and said there's the impression Trump "seemed to be tougher on our allies at the G7 than he was on an adversary like Kim", and some leaders are anxious about what could happen if Trump criticizes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation this week and then "goes and praises Putin".

In early 2014, with areas of Ukraine falling into chaos in the wake of a Kiev street revolt that ousted a pro-Russian president, unbadged Russian troops seized Crimea.

Meeting likely to provoke criticism for USA leader amid probe into Russian interference in 2016 election. I want to take it home to show my hard-liners that you're not such a bad guy, ' Bolton said.

Critics say Trump's summit with Putin is ill-advised, considering special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE is now conducting an investigation into Russia's interference in the election.


"Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!".

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses his inauguration ceremony in Moscow, capital of Russia, on May 7, 2018. And he has called the FBI's investigation into potential Russian co-ordination with his campaign a "witch hunt" created to delegitimize his presidency.

As recently as Thursday, Trump tweeted that Moscow says it did not interfere.

Russian Federation denies any interference in the 2016 elections, though US intelligence agencies have concluded otherwise. "We'll be talking about world events", Mr Trump said yesterday.

And he said: "We are going to talk about Ukraine, we're going to talk about Syria".

"No, that's not the position of the United States", Bolton responded.

He gave a similar answer when he was asked if he would lift the sanctions on Russian Federation.

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