Kremlin says Putin, Trump may meet without press statement
A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump could take place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg but the exact date has not been agreed yet, Putin’s spox Dmitry Peskov said, according to the Russian newspaper Izvestiya.
At the same time, no traditional press statement will be made following the negotiations, according to Peskov, Izvestiya reports.
On Tuesday, June 6, U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft said no agreement had been reached yet on a Hamburg meeting between the two leaders.
However, answering a reporter’s question about the date and place of possible talks, Peskov did not rule out such a probability: "In Hamburg, yes, maybe, but there is no date."
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"Only a meeting," he explained, answering the relevant question.
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