White House confirmed Trump’s meeting with Putin in Hamburg


The White House confirmed the talks between the leaders of the United States and Russia, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, on July 7th.

This is a “full-fledged bilateral meeting,” the U.S. media quoted the representative of the White House.

Earlier on July 7th, a meeting between Putin and Trump “on the sidelines” of the G-20 summit in Hamburg was announced by Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.

“The seventh (of July) was agreed on”, he told journalists, answering the corresponding question.

When asked what Russia expects from this meeting, Ushakov replied:

“We expect a lot from this. The first contact is very important, and there are things to discuss.”

The presidential aide added that all the problems that the Russian Federation and the United States are currently facing are known well.

This will the first personal meeting between Putin and Trump. Earlier Ushakov said that most likely the leaders will discuss the situation in Syria and Ukraine.

Source: Interfax