The US and Russia are studying the possibility of meeting trump and Putin
The White house said that the parties consider Austria as one of the venues of the negotiations.
WASHINGTON, June 14. /Offset. TASS Boris Makarov/. Washington and Moscow are discussing the possibility of organizing a meeting of US presidents and Russia’s Donald trump, and Vladimir Putin, among the probable venues for the summit is considered Austria. About this said on Wednesday, TASS senior Director Europe and Russia at the national security Council (NSC) at the White house Richard hooker.
“Both sides are studying the possibility of a meeting. I don’t think that’s already taken, any decisions or details are worked out, but both sides are looking to try to do it,” he said, answering the question of whether the American side is preparing for a possible meeting between the two leaders.
The question examines whether the us administration was holding meetings at the highest level in Austria, hooker responded positively. “I’m sure that’s under consideration, but the decision is still pending”, he said.
The newspaper the Wall Street Journal reported earlier, citing sources, that Putin is considering the possibility of organizing his meeting with trump in Vienna and discussed with the Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurtz this topic. According to the newspaper, Putin during his visit to Austria allegedly spoke with the Chancellor about the possibility of organizing a summit in Vienna this summer. According to the newspaper, Kurtz told the Russian leader that will be in contact with trump on this issue. Later the White house confirmed the offset. TASS reported that Vienna brought to the attention of the American administration, its willingness to become a platform for the summit.
March 20, Putin and trump held a telephone conversation. According to the press service of the Kremlin, the foreign Ministers of the US and Russia on the basis of this conversation was instructed to study the question of the leaders ‘ meeting. It became known is later that trump not only talked about the possibility of meeting, but also invited Putin to do this in Washington. At the end of last month, the assistant to the Russian leader Yury Ushakov said that the possibility of organizing a meeting between Putin and trump in the coming months, before the November summit of the group of twenty, not yet being discussed.