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Trump says he may cancel G20 meeting with Putin over Ukraine conflict

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  • US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he may cancel
    his scheduled G20 meeting in Argentina with Russian President
    Vladimir Putin because of Russia’s maritime clash with
    Ukraine.
  • “Maybe I won’t have the meeting. Maybe I won’t even
    have the meeting . . . I don’t like that aggression. I don’t
    want that aggression at all,” Trump told the Washington Post in
    an interview.

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he may cancel his
scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the
G20 summit in Argentina because of Russia’s maritime clash with
Ukraine.

“Maybe I won’t have the meeting. Maybe I won’t even have the
meeting . . . I don’t like that aggression. I don’t want that
aggression at all,” Trump told the Washington Post in an
interview.

The Russian navy fired on two Ukrainian naval vessels
and rammed a third on
Sunday 
in the Kerch Strait, which connects the Sea of
Azov and Black Sea. It then captured the three vessels and
the 23
sailors
 on board, six of whom were wounded
in the incident. 

The three Ukrainian vessels tried to pass through the
strait and had given notice to the Russians, according to The
Associated Press. Russian officials said the Ukrainian sailors
were given warning to turn back before it opened fire, according
to the Russian-government funded RT.

Ukraine has since declared martial law in 10 of
the country’s regions, and a Russian court has also ordered 12 of the 23 captured
sailors
to be held in custody for two months. 

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