Putin, Donald Trump may meet without aides in Helsinki: Kremlin

A US congressional delegation was in Moscow on Tuesday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian parliamentarians.

Published: 03rd July 2018 04:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2018 04:19 PM   |  A+A-

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg. (File photo | AP)

By PTI

MOSCOW: A Kremlin spokesman says that Russian President Vladimir Putin and US president Donald Trump may meet in private during their upcoming summit in Helsinki.

Dmitry Peskov told reporters today that if both sides agree, Putin and Trump could meet tete-a-tete without their aides before the start of the official meeting on July 16.

Peskov says, "President Putin feels absolutely comfortable in all formats that are comfortable for his interlocutors" and the Kremlin "doesn't rule out" such a meeting.

A US congressional delegation was in Moscow on Tuesday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian parliamentarians.

Relations between Russia and the US have sunk to their lowest point in decades amid US​ sanctions over Russian meddling in the US.election and Russia's action in Ukraine.

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