President Vladimir Putin: It Is Regrettable We Cannot Hold a Full-Scale Meeting

By Reuters
December 2, 2018Worldshare

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Dec. 1, that it was “regrettable” he could not hold a full-scale meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires.

U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a planned meeting with Putin at the G-20 summit, citing Russia’s military tensions with Ukraine.

However, the two had a brief meeting on the sidelines of the summit on Friday, the Kremlin and the White House confirmed.

Putin said that there were no preconditions for future bilateral talks.

Trump’s administration has accused Russia of noncompliance with the 31-year-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces [INF] treaty and has said it will pull out of the deal as a result.

The Kremlin denies violating the pact.

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