The summit of Russia and the United States looking for neutral territory
Vladimir Putin would prefer to meet with Donald trump not in the United States.
Third meeting of presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump is likely to take place on “neutral territory”. In any case, as told “Kommersant” a source close to the Kremlin wants the Russian leader. Earlier it became known that as a possible venue for the summit is considered Vienna.
Kommersant’s source close to the Kremlin confirms that Vladimir Putin would prefer to meet with Donald trump is not in Washington, and on “neutral territory”.
However, according to the interlocutor of Kommersant, “while no specific arrangements about the date and place of the summit no.”
“During the March telephone conversation Donald trump thrice repeated that he would like to meet with Vladimir Putin. He invited him to Washington and expressed willingness to pay a return visit to Moscow. However, when later our Ambassador Anatoly Antonov spoke with representatives of the US administration, they gave to understand that to organize a meeting in the near future will be difficult,” the official said.
Recall that the presidents of Russia and the USA have met twice. Their first meeting, which lasted more than two hours, was held on 7th July 2017 at the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg. “I had a very long conversation with the President of the United States. Have a lot of questions — there is Ukraine, Syria and other issues, some bilateral questions. We’re back to fighting terrorism, cyber-security,” — said later, Vladimir Putin. The second time he met with Donald trump on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Vietnam, but that meeting was much shorter. Its key outcome was the adoption of a joint statement on Syria, which confirmed the determination to defeat the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (banned in Russia).
Since then, the ongoing talk about the possibility of a new meeting.
According to a source “” close to the US state Department, us Ambassador to Russia John huntsman are among those who “actively supports the idea of the summit”.
That the two leaders should meet as soon as possible, Mr. huntsman, according to “Kommersant”, said many interlocutors during his recent visit to Washington.
Vladimir Putin in a recent interview with the Austrian broadcasting company ORF did not give a direct answer to the question of why still not held a new meeting with the American leader. “It is necessary to ask our colleagues from the United States. In my opinion, this is a consequence of the political struggle in the United States,” he said.