US President Donald Trump Thursday shocked the world as he announced he would not be meeting one-on-one with his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin during the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires due to the escalating military crisis in Crimea.
President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the enemy of the people before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discussed on Friday the alleged Russian hacking of last year's US presidential election during their first meeting. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the exchanges as “robust”, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Mr Trump had accepted Putin's assertions that his country was not responsible.
In a keynote address in Warsaw, U.S. President Donald Trump urged Russia “to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere” and specifically reaffirmed Washington's commitment to NATO's Article 5. Trump spoke on Thursday before a cheering, flag-waving crowd of 10,000 people at historic Krasinski Square in central Warsaw, where former President Lech Walesa sat among guests in the VIP area.
The first face-to-face meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg. The Kremlin says terrorism; Syria and Ukraine will top its agenda.